New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham shared his feelings on MS Dhoni’s run out during the 2019 World Cup semi-final in which his team defeated India by 18 runs to reach their second consecutive World Cup final, in England.
MS Dhoni was the glue that held that India innings together in the semi-final after the New Zealand bowlers Matt Henry and Trent Boult ran through the top order like a hot knife through butter. India was reduced to 6 wickets for 90 odd runs when MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja came together.
The duo rebuilt the Indian innings, as they were facing an uphill task while chasing 240 runs to win and qualify for their first World Cup final after 2011. Jadeja and Dhoni added 116 runs for the 7th wicket with Jadeja slamming 77 in 59 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes, and was looking to take the game away from the Kiwis.
But Trent Boult had him caught by Kane Williamson and MS Dhoni struggled to keep up with the required run rate. In the end, while trying to retain strike in the 49th over, MS Dhoni was caught short on the second run by a direct hit from Martin Guptill. Dhoni walked back to the pavilion for 50 off 72 balls with 1 four and 1 six and with him ended India’s chances of qualifying for the final.
This proved to be MS Dhoni’s final innings for India in international cricket, as he announced his retirement in August 2020.
After: Cool We’re Definitely Gonna Win: Jimmy Neesham On His Feeling After MS Dhoni’s Wicket In WC 2019 SF
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham had reacted on Twitter after his teammate Devon Conway had scored a brilliant 200 on his Test debut against England at the Mecca of Cricket, Lord’s. Unfortunately, Conway’s mercurial knock came to an end via a runout and Neesham was not happy at the ending.
After his run-out, all-rounder James Neesham took to his official Twitter handle and reacted in the following manner:
Dev run out while batting like God pic.twitter.com/BscPDFhJAp
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) June 3, 2021
Meanwhile, a fan asked the all-rounder about his feelings about another runout, that of MS Dhoni during the 2019 World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand. The ever witty Jimmy Neesham came up with an epic reply.
He wrote, “Before: Cool we’re probably gonna win. After: Cool we’re definitely gonna win”
Before: Cool we’re probably gonna win
After: Cool we’re definitely gonna win https://t.co/YaX1zXvyD7
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) June 4, 2021