@OzCricketFreak Like your players do? You are just a pathetic hypocrite
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) August 26, 2013
4 Rohit Sharma’s shares his preferred nickname with fan
Rohit Sharma’s performance in his early days international cricket was willy nelly. So there are fans who did not waste the chance to troll the Indian opener if he failed to perform. A few months back, Rohit Sharma gave a perfect example of how easily such fans can be handled. During a Q&A session on Twitter, one of the fans asked Rohit about which one among “hit man” and “maggi man” is his favourite nickname. Instead of getting angry or reacting aggressively to such a stupid comment, Sharma made it known to the fan that he prefers “hitman” as a nickname.
@Sriram_MSD7 I prefer hitman
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 2, 2015
3) Jimmy Neesham’s classic response to a complaining fan
New Zealand batsman Jimmy Neesham is one of the most popular cricketers due to his involvement with fans and some witty tweets. However, there have also been times when Neesham has shut the mouth of fans who have gone overboard in their criticism. It was the India-Pakistan clash of the 2015 World Cup and a Pakistani fan was unhappy with a review going India’s way, so he tweeted a hashtag named IndianCheaters to Jimmy Neesham’s page. The Kiwi Southpaw responded by pointing out that asking for a review does not qualify someone as cheater
I’m not sure asking for an umpire review really qualifies someone as a cheater…
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) February 15, 2015
2) MS Dhoni’s polite bomb to a disgruntled fan
If there is one cricketer who is best at putting across his point in the most politically correct manner, it has to be India’s limited over captain MS Dhoni. An instance from 2012 relating to a conversation between Dhoni and a Twitter fan provides ample proof of this fact. The fan tweeted on MSD’s Twitter page about how he hopes that the star cricketer knows how much people hate him, he being one of the haters. Dhoni was quick to respond when he commented that even though the fan didn’t like him, hate was quite a strong word to sue but he won’t complain as it is the fan’s choice.
@ishangodbole well u may not like me but hate is a very strong word to be used anyways its ur choice so I won’t complain
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) July 17, 2012
1) Ravichandran Ashwin’s scathing attack on critical fan
This is one of the most recent incidents of cricketers responding to awry comments from fans on social media sites. A fan posted a comment on Ravichandran Ashwin’s Twitter page criticising him on doing well only in Asian conditions and being a waste in foreign conditions and also about there being many other bowlers better than him. Ashwin did not take too kindly to this and responded to the fan asking him to worry about his kids’ education rather than being concerned about him and also asking whether the off-spinner had taken his permission before taking up cricket. Fan tweet: “you can show your performance only in Asia … Foreign condition you are waste there are many bowlers perform more that u”