New Zealand U-19 cricketers showcase Spirit of Cricket with a fantastic gesture in a match against West Indies U-19s
Undoubtedly, the New Zealand cricket team produces the most number of gentlemen in the world of cricket. Be it Stephen Fleming, Grant Elliott or Kane Williamson, the Kiwi players have zero haters. It is in their blood to help others and not care much about the result of the game.
In 2019, we saw how Ben Stokes and co. won the World Cup 2019 final with some ways which were against the Spirit of Cricket, however, Williamson’s men accepted the reality with happy hearts. In the same way, New Zealand’s batsmen hammered the world’s best bowler, Jasprit Bumrah in a recent T20 match against India yet they lost the match in Super Over. Once again, Williamson was spotted with a smile in the post-match presentation.
It seems like the New Zealand cricketers learn this thing right at the U-19 level only. As the cricket universe would know, the U-19 World Cup is going on in South Africa at the moment where New Zealand U-19s played a Super League quarter-final match against West Indies U-19s.
The boys from the Caribbean were in red hot form in the group stage while New Zealand U-19s did not have the best of the group rounds. West Indies U-19s started as the favorites to win this game so, New Zealand U-19s had to focus on their game only to stay alive in the competition.
But when West Indies’ player, Kirk McKenzie got injured in the game, New Zealand U-19s captain Jesse Tashkoff and his teammate Joseph Field took care of the business. They shouldered the West Indian to the dressing room. Since the U-19 matches do not have much support staff for help, New Zealand U-19s showed humanity and came forward to help their injured rival.
Watch Video of the heart-touching incident here.