Piers Morgan Taunts Virender Sehwag After England Win World Cup 2019
British Journalist Piers Morgan has renewed his online rivalry with former India cricketer Virender Sehwag as he taunted Sehwag on Twitter after England won the World Cup 2019. The story between the duo goes back to 2016, when Morgan had called out India for celebrating two medals at Olympic 2016. Sehwag hit back at Morgan and won over the British on occasions as the duo continued to exchange tweets over months.
England finally ended their title drought on Sunday and Morgan got an opportunity to bring back the matter. Sehwag is yet to respond the tweet but in all likeliness, he will give it back to Morgan, who was also seen celebrating England’s win in a new channel studio.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 15, 2019
England won the World Cup 2019 after defeating New Zealand in the final. The England bowlers did well to restrict Blackcaps on a score of 241. However, The Three Lions also found it difficult to reach to that score and at one stage, they were 86/4.
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler shared 110 runs for the fifth wicket but after latter’s wicket, New Zealand made a strong comeback and bowled England out on an equal score.
The match went down to the super over. Both the teams scored 15 runs in 12-ball affair and England were adjudged as the winner of the competition on the basis of having more boundary counts.
The final was a controversial affair as well. In the final over, the on-field umpires wrongly awarded an extra run at England after an overthrow. A throw from Martin Guptill deflected off Ben Stokes’ bat and raced away to the boundary.
England were awarded six runs instead of five, that played a crucial role in the final. After the super over was tied, England were adjudged as world champions on the basis of scoring more boundaries. This rule also did not impress many and former greats called have asked for a change in rule. Indian opener Rohit Sharma also opined that some of the rules need a serious look in.
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