Kiwis all-rounder Neesham’s childhood coach died during CWC final Super Over

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WELLINGTON: New Zealand flamboyant all-rounder Jimmy Neesham’s childhood coach David James Gordon died after Jimmy Neesham hit a maximum during the Super Over in a thrilling World Cup final against England on July 14 at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

It is worth mentioning here that England defeated New Zealand in a nail-biting final on boundary count to clinch their first ever Cricket World Cup title.

Gordon’s daughter Leonie said the moment Neesham hit a six on the second  ball in the Super Over while chasing England’s score of 15, her father stopped breathing.

“One of the nurses came in for the final over, and she said his breathing is changing,” Leonie was quoted as saying by

Meanwhile Jimmy Neesham paid tribute to his childhood coach and wrote on his Twitter handle: “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.”