WATCH: Spirit of Cricket shines in U19 WC as NZ players carry West Indies batsman off the field


Updated: January 29, 2020 11:42:04 pm


Jesse Tashkoff and pacer Joseph Field carry West Indies batsman Kirk McKenzie. (Twitter/Screengrab)

The Under-19 Cricket World Cup is meant to be the platform that turns boys into males, not simply on the field however off it as nicely. It teaches values of the spirit of cricket, involving respect for the opponents, umpires and sport’s conventional values.

Such a second was witnessed in the second quarter-final of the ongoing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup between New Zealand and West Indies in Benoni on Wednesday.

New Zealand’s Jesse Tashkoff and pacer Joseph Field have been the protagonists in a heartwarming act once they took injured West Indies batsman Kirk McKenzie off the field.

It all occurred after the West Indies’ innings got here to an finish in the 48th over the place McKenzie was the final man dismissed. The batsman, nevertheless, instantly fell down clutching his proper leg. It was then that Tashkoff and Field carried McKenzie off the field.

Prior to it, McKenzie had retired harm on 99 in the 43rd over on account of the cramps however later got here in to bat after the Windies had misplaced their ninth wicket.

He lasted just one supply and was unable to face up thereafter. The Kiwi pair then carried him off in their laps incomes a spherical of applause throughout the floor.

While it was an terrible second for the Windies batsman what was really heartwarming to see was that the spirit of cricket alive and nicely amongst the younger players.

Tashkoff and Field have been equally spectacular with the ball and picked up two wickets every as West Indies have been bundled out for 238 in 47.5 overs after their captain Kemani Melius received the toss and selected to bat.

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