Jimmy Neesham Made A Big Statement About The Now-Postponed IPL 2021

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Jimmy Neesham Made A Big Statement About The Now-Postponed IPL 2021

New Zealand’s star all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who plyed his trade for Mumbai Indians in the now-postponed IPL 2021. He made a big statement that expressed his love for the Indian Premier League as he claimed that the thought of leaving IPL 2021 mid-way never crossed his mind, despite the COVID-19 situation in India. Recently, talking …


New Zealand’s star all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who plyed his trade for Mumbai Indians in the now-postponed IPL 2021. He made a big statement that expressed his love for the Indian Premier League as he claimed that the thought of leaving IPL 2021 mid-way never crossed his mind, despite the COVID-19 situation in India.

Jimmy Neesham Made A Big Statement About The Now-Postponed IPL 2021
James Neesham

Recently, talking about the now-postponed tournament with Newshub, Jimmy Neesham asserted that he made a commitment to playing in the league and was obliged to continue. He said:

“For me, I signed up for the IPL knowing what it might be like. I felt like it was an obligation – I made the commitment to go and never had any thoughts of pulling out individually before the tournament finished. Guys will have different opinions on that, but it’s my job, I’m a professional and you have plenty of times you tour countries you’re not that keen on going to, but it’s about getting on the field and getting the job done. Neesham told Newshub.”

Further, Neesham also claimed that he will sign-up for the tournament once more, whenever the season resumes. He said:

“I would sign up again, especially once vaccinations start rolling out. I don’t think anyone really predicted how quickly it would all come crashing down over there and how quickly we would be on the first plane out,”

Jimmy Neesham played a solitary game in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, against the Chennai Super Kings, which took place in Delhi. He bowled two overs for 26 runs, however, was dismissed with a golden duck with the bat.

Jimmy Neesham Made A Big Statement About The Now-Postponed IPL 2021

Talking about the just-postponed IPL 2021, Neesham explained how the virus breached the guarded bio-secure bubble, which involved a lot of outsiders. He said:

“Even though we were flying on chartered planes, we have to go through customs, hand your details over to people, walk through terminals, so there were always going to be pinchpoints there. We obviously don’t know yet exactly how teams were infiltrated, but… it’s such a difficult prospect to keep everything perfect and when you’ve got so many guys that are close to each other, there are going to be social interactions after games,”