Week after incredible World Cup final, Martin Guptill opens up; thanks family and fans for support

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Published on: Jul 24, 2019

A week after the incredible World Cup 2019 final, Martin Guptill, who was in the thick of things in key moments despite not having made any major contribution in the series, was finally coming to terms with life.

It was Martin Guptill's throw that deflected off Ben Stokes' bat and gave England four massive extra runs in the World Cup final. He was also the man run out as the Super Over also ended in a tie and England were declared winners on boundary count.

The New Zealand opener recently took to Instagram to recall all the incredible things that had happened during the past week. He thanked his two best supporters -- wife Laura McGoldrick and daughter Harley for standing by him on what he described as the "best and worst day" of his life.

"I couldn't have been more proud to have my 2 best supporters with me for the ride. @lauramcgoldrick13 you are my rock. Thank you and Harley for being there through the good times and the tough. Love my girls more than anything," Guptill wrote while sharing a picture with his family on Instagram.

It was forgettable tournament for Guptill as he registered merely 186 runs in 10 matches at an average of poor average of 20.66. 73 of those runs came in the tournament opener against Sri Lanka, which the Kiwis won by 10 wickets.

The only memorable moment for Guptill in the World Cup was the sensational run out he effected, of MS Dhoni, in the semi-finals that paved the way for New Zealand to take on England in the final. It was quite a turnaround in fortunes of Guptill after being the leading run-scorer in the 2015 World Cup edition, with 547 runs.

Meanwhile, in another post, Guptill thanked his fans and teammates for their support during the final at Lord's. "Hard to believe it's been a week since that incredible Final at Lords. I think it was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life! So many different emotions, but mainly proud to represent New Zealand and play for the @blackcapsnz alongside a great group of mates. Thank you to everyone for all your support, it has been amazing," Guptill said.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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