WTC Final: New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson reveals he was nervous while watching the final hour of play

With seven wickets and a quickfire knock of 21 runs in a low-scoring clash, Kyle Jamieson won the 'Man of the Match' award at the WTC Final 2021.

Kyle Jamieson celebrates Virat Kohli's wicket
Kyle Jamieson celebrates Virat Kohli's wicket

Kiwi all-rounder Kyle Jamieson revealed that he was watching the final four of play of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final from the washroom. Despite chasing a below-par total of just 139 runs, the New Zealander revealed that he was nervous towards the end of the game.

Kyle Jamieson emerged as the most successful cricketer for the Kane Williamson-led side at the WTC Final. He won the ‘Player of the Match’ for claiming fifer in the first inning, followed by two wickets in the second inning. Moreover, he claimed the crucial wicket of India skipper Virat Kohli in both innings. 

Eventually, the Blackcaps claimed an eight-wicket victory after Williamson and Ross Taylor stitched an amazing 96-runs partnership.

“It was probably the toughest period of cricket I’ve been a part of, in terms of watching. We were sitting inside and actually watching on TV. There was a bit of a delay but it seemed like every ball the Indian crowd was up and about and I was like ‘jeez it’s a wicket’ or something like that, but it turned out it was just a block or a single,” said Jamieson while speaking with Country Sports Breakfast on Gold AM.

Kyle Jamieson played T20s for Surrey post the WTC Final

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson

The giant cricketer didn’t return home as he stayed in England to play the 2021 T20 Blast for the county of Surrey. While most of the Kiwi cricketers flew back home, Jamison mentioned that it was tough for him to say goodbye to his teammates. 

“It was certainly tough to say goodbye to those guys. Coming off a high of what we just experienced and that moment we all enjoyed together, to go and say goodbye was quite tough. It was a quick turnaround. I think within 48 hours I was back in the park playing T20 for Surrey. It’s kind of the life we live a little bit. But it’s nice to stay on and to experience county cricket for the next few weeks,” Jamieson signed off.

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