Jimmy Neesham, the New Zealand all-rounder is well known for his acid wit on social media and is widely followed by many Indian cricket fans on both Instagram and Twitter. He was recently in the news for his heroics in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019 and will be seen in the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Neesham is regular in interacting with his fans on social media and somehow wins hearts with his responses and tweets. He got a lot of support from the fans, especially Indians after he urged the kids to not take up the sport following New Zealand heart-aching loss in the World Cup final to England.
Jimmy Neesham chooses teammate Ish Sodhi as his favorite Indian player
Recently, Jimmy Neesham, who is in Sri Lanka for the three T20I matches series, took to Instagram for a session of Q&A on the social media platform. A fan from India asked the ever-witty all-rounder, to name his all-time favourite Indian cricketer. Neesham, who shares a good rapport with the Indian fans, went against the expectations of the person who asked the question, given he might have expected him to say, Kohli or Tendulkar.
However, hilariously the Kiwi chose his teammate Ish Sodhi, the leg spinner as his favourite Indian cricketer ever. For those who don’t know, Ish Sodhi’s full name is Inderbir Singh Sodhi and he was born in Ludhiana, Punjab on October 31, 1992. His family moved to New Zealand when he was four years old and made his debut for the Black Caps in 2013 in a Test against Bangladesh.
Technically, Jimmy Neesham is right in naming Sodhi as his favourite Indian player, given that Sodhi is Indian by birth. This is his unique way of trolling his fans on social media and keeping them in good spirits.
However, Neesham has also been at the receiving end recently when he had made a joke regarding Virat Kohli saying that Rory Burns has more Ashes hundreds than the Indian captain has in his Ashes career. The passionate Indian fans then had slammed Neesham for his tweet but then, it was again a humourous one from the Kiwi all-rounder and he managed to have the last laugh.
Here’s Neesham’s response:
Jimmy Neesham’s reply. (Photo Source: Instagram)
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