Cricket: Jimmy Neesham’s childhood coach passed away during Super Over in the World Cup final

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Apart from the heartbreak which Neesham had to endure during the World Cup final which the Kiwis lost by the thinnest of margins, the all-rounder’s childhood coach reportedly passed away during the all-rounder’s super over heroics which brought the Blackcaps close.

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David James Gordon, who also coached Lockie Ferguson during his time as a coach at the Auckland Grammar School passed away after Neesham hit a six off archer which swayed the game towards their favour.

Leonie, Gordon’s daughter claimed that he stopped breathing once Neesham hit Archer over square leg. Leonie also added that the nurse mentioned about his change in the breathing during the tense super over. She added:

“You know, I think Jimmy Neesham had just hit that six and he took his last breath,” she told Stuff.co.nz. “He has a quirky sense of humour and he was a real character and he would have loved the fact that he did that.”

“It was lovely, you know, he’s kept in touch with Jimmy and he is friends with Jimmy’s father. He always had a soft spot for Jimmy Neesham, he was very proud of him. He would definitely be following his career.”

Jimmy Neesham also posted a tweet for his childhood coach where he thanked his beloved coach. Check out the tweet below:

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