The final of the 2019 World Cup one of the high-voltage clashes in the history of the game. A lot happened during the game but New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham suffered a loss after he lost his high-school coach David James Gordon during the Super Over.
Gordon’s daughter Leonie Gordon told that her father took the last breathe after Neesham hit a maximum in the Super Over.
Neesham paid tribute to his high school coach on Thursday.
Dave Gordon, my High School teacher, coach and friend. Your love of this game was infectious, especially for those of us lucky enough to play under you. How appropriate you held on until just after such a match. Hope you were proud. Thanks for everything. RIP— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 17, 2019
Speaking on her father’s relationship with Neesham, Leonie said, “It was lovely, you know, he’s kept in touch with Jimmy.”