New Zealander gets out of bed 46 days after World Cup 2019 final | Daily News

New Zealander gets out of bed 46 days after World Cup 2019 final

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill

Remember the day when a certain fan of Umar Gul committed suicide after Virender Sehwag hit him for 5 successive boundaries in 2011 World Cup? A few Indian fans had also done it or at least tried to do so, after team’s poor performance in 2007 and after their loss to New Zealand in 2019 WC.

The final of this year’s World Cup was an epic encounter and forget about fans, even cricketers are yet to get over the incident where everything tried to prolong the game. Had it not been for the Ashes and the New Zealand’s series against Sri Lanka, they might have been still thinking about the game.

However, thwarting all the imaginations, a man in New Zealand was disturbed with the result and the follow-up that he was in bed for 46 days and has finally woken up. 31-year-old Jeffrey Twigg finally got out of bed on Thursday, for the first time since the 2019 Cricket World Cup final between New Zealand and England, a duration of 46 days.

According to The Civilian, with a blood alcohol concentration of 380mg, Twigg slept on the morning of July 15th, immediately following the final. His wife Louisa said she started getting concerned “around the 20th day.” She said, “He was supposed to get up at 5 pm on the 15th, but when I went to get him, he just lay there, groaning. I understood it at first, but I started to lose a little sympathy by day five.”

Louisa began feeding her husband through a tube, and even reached out to the Black Caps to try and help get him out of bed.

Black Caps opener Martin Guptill paid a visit to Jeffrey to cheer him up and face the world but once Jeffrey realized it was Guptill, he got insane. “F--- off!” he yelled down the hallway. “I don’t want to see him!” To try to ease her husband back into normal life, Louisa has removed everything associated with cricket or the Black Caps from the house, including a backyard cricket set and the Sky Television decoder.

The game has grown so much and people, few more than others, associate themselves so much with the game that they can’t bear the disappointment. And though passion and everything is appreciated, fans must remember that at the end of the day it is ‘just’ a game which should be enjoyed.

– Crictracker


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