British Prime Minister Theresa Might hosted the World Cup-winning England cricket crew within the backyard of her Downing Avenue residence on Monday, describing their win as “one of many nice sporting spectacles of our time”.
England ended their 44-year look ahead to a primary 50-overs world title by beating New Zealand in a nailbiting last Tremendous Over on Sunday.
Might, a eager cricket fan, was on the match and, after the win, posted a video clip on Twitter of herself dancing.
The prime minister, who is because of stand down subsequent week, greeted the gamers in entrance of her residence and posed for footage with the crew and the trophy.
“When the percentages had been towards you within the greatest sport of your lives, you merely and stubbornly refused to lose. It’s that dedication, that character, that has made you world champions. However, greater than that, you could have made historical past,” Might informed the gamers in the course of the drinks reception, in keeping with remarks launched by her workplace.
“You could have helped the nation fall in love with cricket as soon as once more,” she stated, including that the match was “a last for the ages”.
Since being unceremoniously dumped out of the 2015 version of the event in Australia, the England facet have reinvented themselves as one-day cricket specialists and had headed into the World Cup as overwhelming favourites.
The match, which England received by the thinnest of margins after a tie-break Tremendous Over, was watched by greater than eight million folks in Britain.