Jimmy Neesham must be tired of super overs and close losses. Since the World Cup final in July last year, he has been involved in two super overs and ended up on the wrong side of the result on each occasion.
The first was in the World Cup final when he nearly took his side to win in the classic final. New Zealand had lost the game on boundary count. The second one took place in November with England being the opposition once again. It was the fifth and final T20I and New Zealand went on to lose the game as well as the series.
Jimmy Neesham was in the thick of things once again as he failed to defend 16 runs in the final over that saw the game being decided by a super over. Earlier this year, New Zealand were involved in two more super overs against India and lost both of them although Jimmy Neesham was not a part of those T20I games.
And leaving New Zealand for the IPL was also not enough for him to get rid of those super overs and close losses. On Saturday, he was on the bench for Kings XI Punjab as they lost a thriller against Delhi Capitals. The game was decided by super over after Kings XI Punjab failed to score 1 run off the last three balls while chasing 158.
In the super over, Kings XI Punjab managed just two runs as Kagiso Rabada dismissed KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran on consecutive deliveries. Rishabh Pant then scored the winning runs for Delhi Capitals without much trouble.
Soon after the game ended, Jimmy Neesham took to Twitter to express his feelings over yet another loss in the super over. The New Zealand ace did not write anything but posted a hilarious meme to make it clear that he is now frustrated with these super overs and losses.
Here is the tweet from him:
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) September 20, 2020