'He's way too old' - Jimmy Neesham after a fan says Glenn McGrath is better than Tim Southee

Neesham has been following the ongoing Test between India and New Zealand.

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Jimmy Neesham has kept himself busy on social media while duly following the ongoing Test match between India and New Zealand in Kanpur. He has been giving his opinions and also praising his team-mates for their performances in the game so far. At the same time, the all-rounder is also responding to the comments he is getting on his tweets as well.

Southee bowled an extremely impressive spell on the fourth morning. He swung the ball and kept the Indian batters on the tenterhooks all the time. He also dismissed Mayank Agarwal and Ravindra Jadeja in the same over to leave the hosts reeling at 51/5 in their second innings.

This is when Neesham took to Twitter to praise the pacer and one of the fans unnecessarily criticised him questioning his quality as a cricketer. “Tim Southee. So good. #INDvsNZ,” the all-rounder tweeted to which one of the fans quipped that Southee is better than him.

Neesham’s banter on Twitter

Jimmy Neesham isn’t the one to back away and he tends to come up with some hilarious replies. He responded to the fan taking a dig at him by stating that Southee is not only better than him but almost all the pace bowlers currently. “Better than pretty much everyone, yea,” Neesham replied and then another fan jumped up into conversation saying that Glenn McGrath is better than Southee.

This is when Neesham’s humourous side came to the fore and he called the former Australia pacer as too old to be compared with Southee currently. The Kiwi all-rounder was speaking about the current fast bowling crop in international cricket while McGrath retired from the game long ago.

As far as the cricketing action is concerned, Neesham was part of the New Zealand squad that made to the final of the T20 World Cup. He played a crucial role in the semi-final helping the team chase down a steep target against Pakistan. But they fell short in the final against Australia finishing as runners-up of an ICC event in white-ball cricket for the third consecutive time.