“We’re definitely gonna win” – Jimmy Neesham Reveals New Zealand’s Mindset after Taking MS Dhoni’s Wicket in World Cup 2019

Jimmy Neesham reveals New Zealand were confident they would win the semi-finals match against Indian after running out MS Dhoni in ICC World Cup 2019.

MS Dhoni World Cup 2019 out
MS Dhoni World Cup 2019 out

When MS Dhoni failed to reach the crease in the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-finals against New Zealand, it broke the heart of millions of cricket fans. Dhoni’s wicket almost made it certain that the Indian team have to wait four more years to have a shot at bring back the World Cup trophy to India.

Looking back at that match, New Zealand completely overpowered the Indian cricket team. The top order failed miserably and the middle order provided a little resistance.

It was MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja, who kept the hopes alive for India to win the game. Eventually, however, the two stars were unable to battle against the odds.

Jimmy Neesham on the wicket of MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni World Cup 2019 Runout
MS Dhoni World Cup 2019 runout

Prior to that game, Dhoni had proved on numerous occasions that until the time he was at the crease, India was never out of the game. Similar was the case in that match and it appears as the New Zealand players were very well aware about the fact. Recently, Jimmy Neesham revealed the mindset of his team before and after picking up Dhoni’s wicket.

He tweeted, “Before: Cool we’re probably gonna win. After: Cool we’re definitely gonna win.”

Things went down as NZ hoped and they managed to knock out India out of the World Cup. That was the last time MS wore the blue jersey for his country and retired from international cricket a few months later.

Fast forward to 2021, India has a chance to take some sort of revenge against New Zealand in an ICC tournament. The two sides will face off against each other on June 18 for the World Test Championship finals.

Which team will emerge victorious? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary is part-time Cricket contributor for First Sportz. He previously worked as an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. He also wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die-hard Chennai Super Kings fan, Aikansh will forever uphold MS Dhoni as the best player for the Indian cricket team.