Former Indian cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra and Kiwi player James Neesham have grabbed the spotlight on social media after they recently indulged in a war of words.
Everything started when Aakash Chopra questioned the decision of playing with Jimmy Neesham instead of Mujeeb Ur Rahman after Jimmy failed to perform well in all the games he was a part of. Aakash Chopra had said:
“They play Neesham, an overseas fast bowler, who neither bowls in the powerplay nor in the death overs. He is neither a great finisher nor a big batsman who bats in the top four or five. So why is Kings XI Punjab playing him? You are playing a player who is not really a match-winner,”
The comments didn’t go down well with the all-rounder. When a fan asked Jimmy Neesham for his opinion on the matter, he hit back at the cricketer-turned-commentator. In his tweet, Jimmy Neesham took a dig at Aakash Chopra by pointing out his poor T20 average and strike rate. Taking a dig at the same, Jimmy wrote:
“Averaging 18.5 striking at 90 doesn’t win many matches either”
Here, check out the tweet of Jimmy Neesham:
Averaging 18.5 striking at 90 doesn’t win many matches either 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/qNmotRL0WT
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) October 3, 2020
Aakash finally noticed the tweet and came up with a savage reply to Jimmy Neesham. In his reply, Aakash Chopra accepted that he is not picked by anyone anymore because of his poor performances in the T20 format. But he also added that he is being paid for something else.
Mr. Chopra also took a dig at Jimmy by saying that he is happy that Jimmy has no problem with his observations he made. He wrote:
“Correct my friend. That’s why nobody picks me anymore. I get paid for doing something else I’m glad that you don’t have an issue with my observations but with my cricket stats. Go well for the rest of the #IPL.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
Correct my friend. That’s why nobody picks me anymore. I get paid for doing something else 😇🤗 I’m glad that you don’t have an issue with my observations but with my cricket stats. Go well for the rest of the #IPL. https://t.co/FFuYAyFtMZ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 3, 2020