Players of the England team were on the seventh heaven after clinching their maiden World Cup for the founders of the game, putting an end to the 44-year wait. England beat New Zealand in the finals of the 2019 World Cup by a boundary count rule after the thrilling match saw two instances of a tie including one in the Super Over, following which England was declared winners as they scored more boundaries (24) as compared to New Zealand (16).
Youngster Jofra Archer held his nerves as he bowled the Super Over to New Zealand's James Neesham and Martin Guptill, who failed to get the Kiwis over the line after a run-out in the last ball of the Super Over.
Players from the World Cup-winning squad took to Twitter to express their gratitude to their fans.
Opener Jason Roy admitted that it had not yet registered in his head that England were World champions. He thanked all his supporters and family members for sticking with him all throughout the journey. Read his tweet here:
Man of the Match and the player who played a heroic role for the hosts Ben Stokes took to Twitter to express gratitude to the entire country for supporting the side and believing in them to lift the Cup. Read his tweet here:
Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler shared a three-minute video that encapsulated England's run in the finals of the tournament and thanked everyone that had been on the journey with the side as a team. Read his tweet here:
Speedster Chris Woakes said that he was at loss for words and that it wou;ld take some time for the matter to sink in his head that they were World Cup winners. He expressed pride in being a part of the England squad and concluded his message by reiterating that England were the new World champions.
The team's Mr consistent Joe Root took to Twitter to share a picture of England lifting the trophy, a simple message to thank the fans as well as celebrate the moment.