In the end, England claimed the cup, New Zealand the hearts
Ambivalent Morgan’s New Zealand counterpart Williamson felt ambivalent: “It is pretty hard to swallow when two teams have worked really, really hard to get to this moment in time and when sort of two attempts to separate them as winner and loser and it still doesn’t perhaps sort of shine with one side coming through. It is what it is. The rules are there at the start.” The climax had its multiple talkingpoints but there is no denying that England and New Zealand deserved to be in the summit clash. All this summer, England has roused itself to the ‘it is coming home’ slogan and Morgan’s men would hopefully weave in multiple narratives into the cricket story at the game’s birthplace. Ageold rivalry Traditionally, the Old Blighty has an enduring fondness for Tests and the Ashes. Even in the postfinal press conference, a scribe asked Morgan about the trophy triumph giving a fresh impetus to the imminent Ashes series commencing on August 1! It is a rivalry for the ages but ODIs have a role too and finally, England is warming up to it and the Twenty20s. Morgan and his merry bunch have carved a space for the distilled pleasures of limited-overs cricket amidst the languid joys of Tests. Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, the indefatigable Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer have played their stirring parts and Morgan harnessed his resources. Perhaps the latest epochal win would lure some youngsters to prefer a bat over their football boots and that constitutes the bigger picture about where cricket belongs especially in a landscape leaning towards the English Premier League.
Ambivalent(adjective) : उभयभावी
Meaning: having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
Synonym: equivocal, uncertain
Antonym: unequivocal, certain
Blighty(noun) : ब्रिटेन या इंग्लैंड के लिए एक अनौपचारिक शब्द, जिसका उपयोग प्रथम और द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध के सैनिकों द्वारा किया गया था
Meaning: an informal term for Britain or England, used by soldiers of the First and Second World Wars.
Enduring(adjective) : चिरस्थायी
Meaning: lasting over a period of time; durable.
Synonym: undergo, go through
Antonym: fade, short-lived
Imminent(adjective) : आसन्न
Meaning: about to happen.
Synonym: brewing, looming,
languid(adjective) : निस्तेज
Meaning: (of a person, manner, or gesture) having or showing a disinclination for physical exertion or effort.
Synonym: relaxed, unhurried
Antonym: energetic, active
Carved(adjective) : खुदी हुई
Meaning: (of hard material) cut or engraved to produce an object, design, or inscription.
Synonym: sculpt, sculpture
Stirring(adjective) : सरगर्मी, क्रियाशीलता
Meaning: causing excitement or strong emotion; rousing.
Synonym: exciting, thrilling
Antonym: boring, pedestrian
Harnessed(verb) : साज़ चढ़ना
Meaning: put a harness on (a horse or other draught animal).
Synonym: saddle, yoke
Epochal(adjective) : महत्त्वपूर्ण
Meaning: forming or characterizing an epoch; epoch-making.
Synonym: important, significant
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