5 most disappointing moments of the World Cup 2019
These moments from the biggest tournament of the cricket world really left a sour taste in the mouth of cricket lovers.
Published - Jul 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Updated - Jul 16, 2019 6:11 pm
The world is yet to sink in after the most sparkling game of the 2019 cricket championship. It was a game where both the finalists had their moments to bag the title but the fortunes favoured the hosts in the final lap. In the end, England’s side buried all their ODI demons and the New Zealand team was staring at a dubious record of losing their second consecutive World Cup final.
As usual, the tournament was full of memorable moments which will make this edition a special one for the cricketing fraternity. Batsmen scoring tons of runs, bowlers getting their due back, gravity-defying catches and umpiring howlers were all part of the journey. Along with it, there were some startling moments that will be really discussed for a long time.
Here is the list of five most disappointing moments of the tournament
1. Booing Steve Smith repeatedly
This World Cup was a test of character for the Australian cricket team and they passed with flying colours. Under Aaron Finch, the team made headlines for its actions on the field. Right from the start of the series the Men in Yellow were disciplined as a unit. The side was in complete sync to retain the championship rather than focusing on the return of banned duo, David Warner and Steve Smith. It was going to be tough times for both the superstars as the English crowd is considered hostile but it turned out more ugly.
Especially the former Australian captain Smith got a negative reception every time he set his foot on the field. He was constantly reminded of his past actions with abusive chants. In the game against India, he was booed by the Indian contingent and such was the bitterness that Virat Kohli had to intervene to calm down the situation. Even in the semi-final, the English spectators were rattling Smith with their verbal volleys. It might not have tarnished Smith’s love for the game but such repetitive actions really puts a question mark on the gentlemen’s game.