Namibia's retiring legend David Weise on World Cup defeat to England

David, what are your what are your thoughts on on that reduced match? It was only a short one, but you packed plenty into it. Yeah, it's always fun when it's a shortened game, you know, for for us personally, you know, you always feel the shorter the game gets, the the more chance it brings us into the game. You know, one guy can just take it away. But I thought, you know, Tony Beardstone and Harry Book, you know, play beautifully in the middle. They showed exactly how to play on that type of wicket. It wasn't the easiest of wicked. There was a little bit of spongy bunch. You know, the pitch was a little bit wet and and they, you know, put together a nice sponsor there so that Moan and and Livy can go wrecking in this, I thought. You know, we would have liked a little bit less, but I still feel like we we gave it a good go there in the end. Obviously very well balled at the top as well. But in terms of your batting, can you talk us through the decision? We took us a little bit by surprise. Yeah, it took me by surprise also. I wasn't quite expecting that. I think. I think it was just, you know, obviously there was only three or four others left and, you know, traditionally in the T20 game, that's that's when our time coming and make an impact. So, you know, I just thought we tried to simplify that way and say, you know, there's only a couple of us left. You know, we we knew Ash still had another over and you know, maybe to the shorter side there. So if I get in there and and face a couple before his over, I could sign, you know, take him down 44 big over there to give us a bit of momentum. You've played a lot of franchises a lot all over the world. I know it's happened a few times, but have you have you experienced that before retired out in AT20 or no, That's the first time I've personally been involved in it. I've seen it happen in other games. I think it's only a handful of times that it's happened, but you know, it's in all fairness. I tactically, you know, you can see it happening a bit more in this game, you know, as as the game moves on and moves forward and, you know, tactics come into place, you know, I'm sure you'll see that happen a lot more. Yeah. I mean, so when you say it took you by surprise, how much notice did you have that you were off the bat? I knew I was next in. I knew if we could fall, I was next in. I didn't quite know the week it was gonna fall that way. So I was ready to go. Just for a moment there, we didn't quite know. What was going on? But then as soon as I got the message, then when I was ready to go and then we saw you sort of waving quite to the to the crowd and everything to your teammates was in terms of Namibia. Is that is that you've done for an hour? Yeah, yeah, for now. I mean, you know, next to next year, 20 World Cup still two years away. I'm 39 years old now. So, you know, in terms of international cricket, I don't know if there's much left in me. Obviously, you know, I still like to play the game for for a couple more years. I feel like it's still got a lot to contribute and and a lot to play. But I just, you know, feel like you know, what better place to to end a special career for me personally, you know, with Namibia, I've had a lot of good times with him and you know, to to play my last game for them, possibly at A at a World Cup against the world class team like England. It just seemed like the right time. Thanks. Cheers. Thank you.

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