England cricket has gone through an emotional roller coaster after that final, but if the last week is any indication, there could be much more of it.
Over a week has passed since the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 concluded with a historic final. But players are still struggling for words to describe the events that unfolded at Lord’s on Sunday, 14 July.
Still lost for words... not sure it will ever sink in! Thanks to everyone for messages of support before, during and after this amazing journey with the best bunch of lads! So so proud of this TEAM!— Chris Woakes (@chriswoakes) 16 July 2019
England - World Cup Champions! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/v6S4Wby4gL
Some, like Eoin Morgan, just chose to go back to the moment and relive it. They did use a few words along the way – but words that ring true in a lot of ears.
Given all the drama that ensued that day, it was perhaps fitting that the tributes included one from an executive of a company that calls its product “sports entertainment”.
Royal rumble lads last man standing keeps the belt? https://t.co/8R0ytLkfDP— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) July 19, 2019
Jason Roy, meanwhile, was so brilliant throughout the World Cup that he’s getting credit for things he never even did.
While the men had a lot to smile about, the mood in the women’s camp was a lot more sombre.
Ellyse Perry was at the centre of all attention for her stupendous feat.
Ellyse Perry was BORN to play Test cricket!— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@SouthernStars) July 19, 2019
A century in Taunton, off the back of 213 not out in the 2017 #Ashes Test, means Perry has scored 313 runs from 620 balls since she was last dismissed in Test cricket.
RIDICULOUS! #WATCHME pic.twitter.com/7PQhado1lz
Cricket isn’t done throwing up last-over thrillers yet. After a slew of one-sided matches, the T20 Blast was back to entertaining as Kent secured a two-wicket win over Hampshire, with a ball to spare.
At the same tournament, Glenn Maxwell reinforced one of cricket’s great lessons.
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