Netherlands’ Bas de Leede Missed Historic T20 WC Win Over England as a 10-Year-Old

Bas de Leede, the 23-year-old batting all-rounder who is making his maiden 50-overs ICC Cricket World Cup appearance for the Netherlands, has revealed that he missed the team’s historic T20 World Cup win over England in 2009 as a 10-year-old.

In an interview with RevSportz, de Leede said that he was sent to bed before the end of the match because it went past his bedtime. The Netherlands chased down 163 runs against a potent England attack with two balls to spare, shocking fans all over.

Bas de Leede

I actually did not watch the whole game. My parents went over to Lord’s and we had someone over to babysit. As the game went past my bedtime, I unfortunately was told to go to bed and could not watch the end of it. My dad did take me to the Pakistan versus Netherlands game a couple days later, which was a really cool experience,

said de Leede.

De Leede’s father, Tim de Leede, was also a cricketer and represented the Netherlands in three World Cups (1996, 2003, and 2007). He was present in the stands at Lord’s to witness his son’s team pull off a miraculous victory.

De Leede has been in good form in the ongoing ODI World Cup, scoring 765 runs and claiming 28 wickets in 31 matches. He will be looking to continue his good form and help the Netherlands achieve success in the tournament.

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