New Zealand’s bad luck in ICC tournament finals continues as they succumb to yet another loss. This was their first T20 World cup final and they lost it against the mighty Australian side. Mitchell Marsh played a match-winning knock and helped his side create history in Dubai. On the other hand, a certain Jimmy Neesham was not pleased.
The Kiwi all-rounder posted a cryptic tweet after his side’s loss in the final. His post read 335 days which was a bit baffling for many. For some who understood his tweet, referred it to the days left for the next T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022. Jimmy Neesham is already waiting for the next T20 World Cup, which will be played in Australia, starting October 16 in 2022, exactly 335 days later.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) November 14, 2021
The Twitterverse reacted to Neeham’s tweet and in the process wished them luck to bounce back in the next World Cup.
335 days. pic.twitter.com/Mpyc9dxHe4
— 21grams (@bettercallgram) November 14, 2021
You should have celebrated in the semifinals bro 😃
— Lubana Saab (@Sandeep01874) November 14, 2021
Next world cup in #Australia
335 days to go
— senthil (@senthilk77) November 15, 2021
Days left for next T20 WC
— Karan (@karanjain2893) November 15, 2021
After the semi-final against England, a picture of Neesham sitting still while his teammates celebrating their win went viral on social media. Neesham also tweeted the picture saying “Job Finished? I Dont Think So”.
Jimmy Neesham Smashed 27 of 11 In The Semi-Final Vs England
Job finished? I don’t think so. https://t.co/uBCLLUuf6B
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) November 10, 2021
The southpaw scored 27 off 11 balls coming into bat at number six and changed the game in New Zealand’s favour. The side completed sweet revenge by knocking England out of the World Cup in a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final.
New Zealand are set to play a three-match T20I series followed by a two-match Test series against India after the T20 World Cup. The first T20I will be played in Jaipur on November 17.
Neesham is a part of the T20I squad announced for the series by the New Zealand Cricket Board. He will hope to keep up his good form in the series against India as well.