The cameras are turned off, the world's media is packed and shipped after the unbelievably dramatic final of the Cricket World Cup – but there is still no sign of Kiwi Captain Kane Williamson dropping the nice act.
In fact, new videos & # 39; s appearing at night in the aftermath of New Zealand's desperately unfortunate World Cup fear suggesting that the Black Caps skipper is pushing the humble herocape fatter than ever.
Even in the face of a bound super over and swirling drama around the legitimacy of the England & # 39; s World Cup final, Williamson has not returned from being the personification of the class – the archetypal gentleman.
Nothing showed more than the priceless reaction of the captain at the moment he was told just before the trophy presentation of the ICC Cricket World Cup in England that he was about to become a player of the tournament.
While the world is still scrambling to understand the dramatic end of a game that many think is the best match cricket has ever known, Williamson still had selflessness close to his chest when he realized he was only the best player during the quad of the game showpiece.
"Who me?" He said after being told that the honor was all his.
He almost seemed embarrassed to be the center of attention, if only for a moment, before England's players started popping their champagne corks.
He has proven time and again that the modest hero caper is not an act but a way of life.
Forged in the heart of New Zealand's cricket culture by former captain Brendon McCullum and then perfected by his successor Williamson.
It was there for everyone to see in the press conference after the game when he turned up when he was asked if he believes the rest of the world should play cricket at the same level of class as his team demands?
He was briefly released by the question and had to scratch his noggin for the right words, but in the end he found – of course – a way to free them with grace.
"Everyone can be themselves and everyone should be a bit different too," he said.
"That's probably my best answer – just be yourself and try to enjoy what you do."
It's really not hard to see why the world fell for the batsman.
Even after being told about the dubious arbitrary interpretation of the law that Ben Stokes six understood, he runs from overthrowing the border instead of five runs, Williamson would not bite about the controversy that the whole cricket world is gnawing at.
The Black Caps captain on Monday said the final in Lord & # 39; s "feels like an average dream," the New Zealand Herald reports.
"At the end of the day there was nothing that separated us, nobody lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and that's it," said the famous flat Williamson.
Williamson told Mike Hosking of Newstalk ZB that the final was "pretty hard to get your head around – I think it will take time to reflect with a rational mind".
"It was a really good attempt to get knockout phases," he said.
"We were forced to play a style of play because of the circumstances and we assumed that very well. We thought it would cost us completely, but it shouldn't be.
"The rules are the rules and we all try to play through them, just as England did a very good campaign."
The Kiwis lost because they had scored fewer boundaries than England after the teams were stuck in normal and extra time.
But even there, most observers view boundaries as irrelevant in a sport over runs and wickets as an ex-international put it.
Williamson told Radio Sport Breakfast: "It is a shame that a World Cup final was decided as it was after two teams started it for such a long period and long campaign.
"The rules were there from the beginning that we have to swallow and accept this."
The now infamous decision to award England six points instead of five, when a pitch deflected from the bat of Ben Stokes, one of the & # 39; millions of things & # 39; was what you could dissect, Williamson said.
"It will take a little time … you get waves. You just forget it for 10 minutes and then it hits you again … goodness me what was that all about, was that real?" He said.
"It was a great day, a great game of cricket, but a real shame that it was decided after teams could not be separated after two attempts to play cricket, but that's how it goes."
Meanwhile, Aussie coach Trevor Bayliss, the man who led England to the first ever Cricket World Cup victory, was also praised as a humble hero of the tournament – he refuses to stand in the way of his players' moment in the sun.
Even holding up the trophy seemed uncomfortable for the former NSW coach.
It was really a World Cup for the nice guys.