Shahid, Anurag Lash out Against ‘Absurd’ Rule in World Cup Final

England took home the cup in the final match against New Zealand.

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Shahid Kapoor speaks up against the absurd rule in the ICC World Cup match. 
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It was a nail-biting final between England and New Zealand in the ICC World Cup final match on Sunday. Though England took home the cup, fans were pretty disappointed at the outcome. Actor Shahid Kapoor and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap slammed the manner in which England were crowned winners.

Shahid Kapoor took to Twitter to write that though he wasn’t supporting any team it hurt him to watch the Kiwis lose due to an absurd rule. “This World Cup should have been shared. If England got more boundaries. New Zealand took more wickets. So the criteria is absurd. All 22 of those boys gave their everything and no one was lesser. Then why do only 11 get to feel like they were the best,” he wrote.

Shahid did not stop at that. He continued, “I was not supporting either. Just watched a great match. And at the end just felt for the kiwis. England played amazing cricket. But so did the kiwis. They didn’t deserve to be second. No way.”

Anurag Kashyap was also furious at the result. England is a winner because of stupid f***in rules.. New Zealand is a true winner. If in a super over a country can win by the virtue of more boundaries then why can a country not win by the virtue of losing lesser wickets in the actual match? There is a serious problem with the your rules @ICC @cricketworldcup,” he tweeted.

Shahid, Anurag Lash out Against ‘Absurd’ Rule in World Cup Final

“If in a super over a country can win by the virtue of more boundaries then why can a country not win by the virtue of losing lesser wickets in the actual match? There is a serious problem with the your rules ICC”, the fimmaker added.

England were adjudged the winners on the basis of their higher boundary count - 22 fours and two sixes -- to New Zealand’s 16 after the Super Over too ended in a tie.

Even cricketers like Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir echoed similar sentiments.

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