MS Dhoni, the captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings skipper (IPL), can be arguably termed as the lifeline of the team. MS Dhoni was run-out in Sunday’s final against Mumbai Indians for two, leaving CSK in trouble at 82/4. CSK fans were hell-bent that the 37-year-old was not out, while there were many others who suggested otherwise.
Since IPL is one of the most-watched T20 leagues in the world, the controversial run-out decision got a lot of reactions from all over the world. New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham also gave his thoughts by uploading an image from the match. He tweeted, “I love how passionate some fans are about our sport. I have huge respect for MS but how anyone could see the below photo and say it’s not out truly astounds me”.
Soon, Neesham faced criticism for commenting on Dhoni as his feed was full of “dumb comments” soon, which forced him to delete his twee. Here are some of the reactions he received:
I might google optical illusion if I was 4 years old
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) May 13, 2019
That's exactly why he is asking you to google. Grow up Jimmy 😜
— Ganesh V (@ganeshkyaba) May 13, 2019
— Ananthan Sb (@SbAnanthan) May 13, 2019
After deleting the original post, Neesham took to Twitter to explain why he did it and wrote, “I’ve deleted my tweet about MS Dhoni’s run out, not because I’ve changed my mind, but because 1. I’m sick of seeing the same dumb comments in my feed 200 times a day. 2. I just don’t actually care. Please don’t bother tweeting me about it again. Have a good day everyone.”
I’ve deleted my tweet about MS Dhoni’s runout, not because I’ve changed my mind, but because:
1. I’m sick of seeing the same dumb comments in my feed 200 times a day.
2. I just don’t actually care.
Please don’t bother tweeting me about it again. Have a good day everyone 👍
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) May 15, 2019
Chasing 150 to win their record 4th IPL title, CSK lost their captain and top-scorer of the season when he tried to steal an extra run in the 13th over. Ishan Kishan smashed a direct hit at the non-strikers’ end and then it was looking a close call, so the on-field umpires decided to go for the third umpire.
In the replays, it was shown that Dhoni was out of the crease by millimeters and the umpire Nigel Llong gave MS Dhoni out. Later on, Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated CSK by 1 run to claim a record fourth IPL title.