World Cup hosts England clinched the World Cup trophy in dramatic circumstances after a see-sawing final clash against New Zealand, where the two teams were tied on scores even after the Super Over. Finally, England were adjudged winners merely on the basis of hitting more boundaries.
Reflecting on the overwhelming emotions which were part of England’s unforgettable World Cup triumph, wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler remarked how he was frightened of losing the final. Playing a key role to run out Martin Guptill on the last delivery of the match, Buttler stated how he desperately did not want to end up on the losing side.
“What was scaring me was if we lost, I didn't know how I'd play cricket again. This was such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a World Cup final at Lord's. It felt like destiny and I was thinking: 'If it doesn't happen, I will have no motivation to pick up a cricket bat for a very long time',” he said.