New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham shared screenshots of Indian fans abusing him after Rohit Sharma and the company’s World Cup final loss against the mighty Aussies on Sunday. The 33-year-old, popular for his quippy tweets, was confused and asked the trolls in a humorous way.
On Sunday, Australia beat India in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 by six wickets to win their sixth ODI World Cup title at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Indian players and fans were very emotional after the heartbreaking defeat. However, some of the fans started swearing at the Blackcaps’ all-rounder Jimmy Neesham via Instagram DMs (direct messaging). Neesham shared screenshots of the same on his Instagram stories.
“Didn’t watch the game last night but, uhh, I guess Aus won,” he wrote in one of his stories. The 33-year-old then asked: “What have I missed?” He preventively fact-checked the fans swearing at him by posting a picture of himself flicking with a caption: “People who don’t know Aus and NZ are different countries.”
Watch- Jimmy Neesham Sharing Screenshot Of Indian Fans Abusing Him
neesham’s insta stories are hilarious 😭 pic.twitter.com/bDS1BxLq1J
— mojojojo🇵🇸 (@mojojojo1_011) November 19, 2023
Jimmy Neesham was a part of the Blackcaps’ World Cup squad. He scored a gritty 58 against Australia while chasing 288 and was gone for a duck against South Africa. The Kiwi all-rounder picked two wickets in three games. New Zealand finished fourth in the round-robin stage and faced the hosts, India in the first semi-final. Centuries from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer overpowered the Kiwis and their World Cup dream came to an end.
India finished the round-robin stage at the top of the table with nine wins on the trot. The Men In Blue were on a 10-match unbeaten streak going into the finals vs Australia. However, Travis Head and the Aussie bowlers came up with brilliant performances to defeat the Men In Blue and win their sixth World Cup title. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma ended up being the highest run-getters in the tournament with 765 and 597 runs respectively.
India dominated the World Cup from start to end but just succumbed in the finals against the Aussies. However, abusing any player is not justified, and abusing a player who was not even a part of the finals is just bizarre, to say the least.