New Zealand bowling all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has deleted a tweet regarding Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni, who controversial run-out dismissal in the IPL 2019 finale has taken the internet by storm. However, Neesham has cited ‘dumb comments’ as the reason for removing his tweet.
“I love how passionate some fans are about our sport. I have huge respect for MS but how anyone could see the below photo and say it’s not out truly astounds me,” Neesham’s deleted post read.
Neesham was targetted for his opinion after the umpiring decision has divided the fans over social media.
However, the 28-year-old Auckland-born Neesham has removed the tweet while terming it as ‘sick’. On May 15 (Wednesday) as he maintained in his tweet that he has received over ‘200’ unwanted news feeds throughout a day.
Interestingly, his tweet came when CSK in pursuit of 150 when Ishan Kishan‘s direct hit found Dhoni short of the crease at the non-striker’s end in the 13th over when Hardik Pandya was bowling. The senior batsman and highest run-getter for the CSK in the IPL 2019. In the final, he could score just two off eight balls.
During the recently-concluded twelfth edition of the IPL, the umpiring howlers have taken away the sheen from the season. Recently, the straight angle of the replay suggested Dhoni was out. But, at the same time, the side-on angle revealed Dhoni had made it to the crease.
In between, on May 12 at Hyderabad, third umpire Nigel Llong took a bit longer following a series of replays and deliberation before a giant screen reflected ‘OUT’.
Eventually, the three-time champions CSK lost the game by a mere run as Mumbai Indians (MI) went on to lift their fourth IPL title.
While clearing his stance Neesham took to Twitter, Neesham further requested them not to trouble him about tweeting the run-out.
“I’ve deleted my tweet about MS Dhoni’s runout, not because I’ve changed my mind, but because: 1. I’m sick of seeing the same dumb comments in my feed 200 times a day. 2. I just don’t actually care. Please don’t bother tweeting me about it again. Have a good day everyone,” the Tweet read.