I don’t think you understand the premise of the joke: Jimmy Neesham explains his joke on Virat Kohli

I don’t think you understand the premise of the joke: Jimmy Neesham explains his joke on Virat Kohli

The tweet was supposed to be taken in a light-hearted manner but fans didn’t take it that way.

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Jimmy Neesham is a very active Twitter user. He consistently tries to entertain his fans through social media. There were multiple occasions during the World Cup where he played around as well. He pulled his captain Kane Williamson’s leg as well. Thus, he has created a big image for himself on Twitter and is deemed to be a ‘funny guy’.

In the recent past, Neesham was in the news again. Rory Burns scored a brilliant ton which helped his side take a crucial lead in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. Thus, Neesham had tried having fun with Virat Kohli and his fans as he compared the Indian captain’s Ashes record with that of the England opener. He tried to be sly and witty again as he tweeted, “Rory Burns now has more runs in his first Ashes innings than Virat Kohli has in his entire Ashes career.”

 

However, this didn’t go down well with fans as Neesham tried to be funny but the fans didn’t see anything funny about it. Thus, they trolled and criticised Neesham for this uncalled comparison. However, after all the trolling and criticism, Neesham retweeted one of the trolls and explained his joke.

The tweet was supposed to be taken in a light-hearted manner but fans didn’t take it that way. Thus, Neesham came out explaining his joke. He said that the joke was Virat Kohli not playing the Ashes because he is an Indian. Moreover, normally, it would be silly for anyone to compare the Indian skipper’s Ashes record with that of Burns, who is an Englishman and is taking part in the Ashes.

Also, Neesham was surprised at the way the tweet was taken. Thus, he tweeted, “I don’t think you understand the premise of the joke. The joke is that Virat Kohli can’t play in the ashes because he’s Indian. Thus it would be a silly statement for me to compare his ashes runs to those of Rory Burns, an Englishman. It elicits a response of surprise,” as he explained his joke. Hence, in the end, it became a touch embarrassing for the ones trolling Neesham.