Mumbai Indians all-rounder Jimmy Neesham didn’t have a great debut for the defending champions as he got out for a golden duck against Chennai Super Kings. Although it didn’t matter much as Kieron Pollard’s muscular knock took Mumbai home in a nail-biting encounter that went to the last ball of the game.
It was expected to be a close contest after Chennai posted 218 runs considering it to be a small ground and pitch assisting the batters. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock gave a good start adding 71 for the first wicket before a mini-collapse that brought Kieron Pollard on the ground and the rest is history. He smacked a 17-ball 50 and remained unbeaten on 87 runs to pull off a win for MI – their biggest run chase in the history of the tournament.
Although he thoroughly enjoyed the fans, Jimmy Neesham’s off-day in business became a topic of discussion among the fans. The Kiwi all-rounder came to bat at number seven after Hardik Pandya lost his wicket. Facing the last ball of the 19th over by Sam Curran, Neesham tried to send the ball out of the boundary but got caught by Shardul Thakur at long leg.
Jimmy Neesham hits back at trolls
A few fans didn’t seem impressed with Neesham getting out for a duck and expressed his views on social media. Meanwhile, the criticisms also caught the eyes of Jimmy Neesham, who is very much active on social media. He finally broke his silence on the matter as he took to his official Twitter handle to give a fitting reply to all the trollers.
“Here’s the thing a lot of you don’t seem to understand: I would rather get a golden duck taking an option that gives my team the best chance of winning than getting a not-out-taking option that preserves my personal record,” James Neesham tweeted.
Here’s the thing a lot of you don’t seem to understand: I would rather get a golden duck taking an option that gives my team the best chance of winning, than get a not out taking an option that preserves my personal record 🤷♂️
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) May 2, 2021
Meanwhile, Jimmy Neesham will be pumped up to put up a brave show if any opportunities come his way in the next couple of games.