Cook said on a BBC Test Match Special Podcast episode, "I did say New Zealand were going to win that game purely down to the fact that they were match-hardened. Those two Test matches against England were such perfect preparation."
"He might miss the first Test due to injury in the lower part of his leg. But whether he will be available for the remainder of the series cannot be said right now," said an official aware of the development.
Kane Williamson called India a truly great side, and that the Black Caps were proud to achieve a win against the Virat Kohli-led team in the World Test Championship (WTC) final at Southampton.
Rohit Sharma took to Instagram to share a beautiful photo with daughter Samaira and it looks like they were at an amusement park in England.
"We are excited (about) what this could do for cricket in New Zealand as well. That's a really good thing that we have to make sure that we have young cricketers -- boys and girls -- in New Zealand that want to partake in cricket," Stead told Niche Sports YouTube channel.
"I thought the captaincy of Kane Williamson to throw the ball to Kyle Jamieson, against previous routines, at the start of the day's play was a bit of a masterstroke," McCullum told ESPNcricinfo.
Ahead of the five-match Test series against England from August 4, there is a big setback for Ishant Sharma as he will not be able to practice due to injury.
"Jay (Shah) will be speaking to ECB and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Harrison to make an arrangement for two warm-up games before the five-Test match series," BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said.
"Better team won in the conditions," tweeted Shastri on Thursday. "Deserved winners after the longest wait for a World Title. Classic example of Big things don't come easy. Well played, New Zealand. Respect."
"Congrats @BLACKCAPS on winning the #WTC21. You were the superior team," Tendulkar posted on his Twitter account.