New Zealand’s opening batsman Brendon McCullum opened up about his dismissal in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 against Australia. The stage was set for the Kiwi’s captain to fire and with the form he was carrying, everyone was expecting a good score from him.
McCullum was uprooted by Mitchell Starc with an in swinging yorker while he was trying to bash him through the cover's region. “After a lifetime of dreaming about exactly that moment, I messed it up”, he quoted.
“I got back into the dressing room, sat down and just laughed. All my life I had dreamt that moment”. McCullum said. “And you know why I laughed back in the dressing room? Because I forgot the only single thing that really matters. I forgot to watch the ball. “After a lifetime of dreaming about exactly that moment, I messed it up. So, I laughed- otherwise I’d still be crying”, he concluded.
New Zealand went on to lose the World Cup final after being bowled out for just 183. In reply, Australia chased down the target comprehensively and lifted the title.