Kiwi all-rounder James Neesham humorously replied to a tweet of Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell when he tried to take a dig at Neesham for bowling an expensive over in the third T20I. The savage reply left Twitterati on a roll and once again proved Neesham’s great sense of humour and ability to counter the trolls.
Glenn Maxwell had taken James Neesham to the cleaners in the third T20I between Australia and New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Maxwell had smashed 28 runs in that over and that was the source of the funny and witty tweet that read “Must be hard carrying bags that are 46, 44, 46”.
It all stemmed from the tweet of a fan who was asking when Neesham would be joining the squad of his new franchise, Mumbai Indians (MI). To this Neesham humorously replied “ I’m coming but I’m stuck behind this bloody cargo ship”, referring to the Suez canal blockage by a giant cargo ship, that had eventually disrupted trade and global economy.
Here's the tweet from Jimmy Neesham:
Maxwell then took a dig at Neesham with his tweet. To which Neesham replied, “ Haha nah you get used to lifting stuff after a while” along with a picture of the New Zealand team holding the winning trophy of that series. It is imperative to note here that in spite of Maxwell’s heroics, New Zealand won the 5 match T20I series, 3-2.
Both the all-rounders will be playing for different IPL franchises this year. While Maxwell was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a whopping sum of 14.25 crores, James Neesham was snapped up by Mumbai Indians for 75 lakhs.