During the ICC world cup 2019, New Zealand had their worst nightmare by ending as the runner up due to the boundary count rule.
Former Auckland Grammer School coach David Gordan has his last moments during the super over. Gordan has trained Jimmy Neesham and Lockie Ferguson and many high school students.
Gordan has breathed his last moments when Jimmy Neesham has hit a six in the super over of the world cup final against England pacer Jofra Archer.
David Gordan daughter Leonia has stated that “The moment Neesham hit a six on the second ball in the Super Over on Monday morning (New Zealand time), while chasing England’s score of 15, her father stopped breathing”.
“One of the nurses came in for the final over, the super over, and she said his breathing is changing,” Leonie said.
“You know, I think Jimmy Neesham had just hit that six and he took his last breath.”
“He has a quirky sense of humor and he was a real character and he would have loved the fact that he did that,” she added.
New Zealand All-Rounder Jimmy Neesham has tweeted an emotional message in his memory.
“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,” Neesham tweeted on Thursday paying a rich tribute to his coach.
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
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 17, 2019
Leonia was happy to see Neesham tribute to his father and stated “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.” – She added.
David Gordan has coached Jimmy Neesham, Lockie Ferguson and other high school students, his professional life into cricket was more than 25 years as cricket and hockey coach at Auckland Grammer School.