5 times when players were criticized by fans for mocking Indian cricketers

It is very important for players to use social media properly, else the players can be mocked by the fans

Mitchell Johnson - Ashish Nehra
Mitchell Johnson – Ashish Nehra. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Cricket is loved by everyone because of its spontaneity and unpredictability. With the advent of slam-bang format, the fans have become more passionate and now it is even reciprocated in the red ball cricket. The popularity of the game has grown exponentially and in the present day, even the audience are considered as experts. Technology has played a major role in bringing the game closer to the people.

Formerly the cricketers were reserved characters but nowadays they speak their mind on different issues. From the last decade, the players have connected with the fans on different platforms, and the most common one is social media. Most of the time it is used for showing their gratitude to the supporters, but sometimes they use it for a funny banter with their fellow cricketers. Generally, the fans understand the humour but there have been instances when a star has been criticized for his sarcasm.

Here are the five occasions when the cricketers were criticized for mocking their counterparts

1. Jimmy Neesham – MS Dhoni

James Neesham
James Neesham – MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The final of IPL 2019 was a memorable one for a lot of reasons, and one of them is MS Dhoni’s controversial run-out by Ishan Kishan. The decision by the umpire Nigel Llong was crucial, as it was an important phase of the game. After a lot of replays, MSD was sent back and immediately after the event the fans stood divided on their opinions. Various posts regarding it started surfacing in social media.

One such player who tried to sound his opinion was the New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham. The Kiwi cricketer took to Twitter and in his message, he mocked the Chennai fans and their supreme leader Dhoni. In his post, he conveyed how he was surprised by the fans reaction as Thala was given the correct decision. Neesham was roasted by the supporters of MSD and was adviced to understand the optical illusion of an image.

He was trolled heavily for a couple of days, and in one tweet he was asked to behave like a grown up. Neesham deleted the post and justified the reason that he doesn’t want to see the same comments on a regular basis.


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