Scott Styris, New Zealand, India
Scott Styris. Credits: Twitter

Former New Zealand allrounder Scott Styris was involved in an interesting exchange of tweets with an Australia fan after he criticised the Big Bash League (BBL). It all started when Scott Styris took to Twitter to state that he was not impressed with how the final of the BBL took place.

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The final between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers was reduced to 12-over per side due to heavy rain in Sydney. With no reserve day being in place for the final, the organisers had to go ahead with a shortened game. Sydney Sixers went on to win the game by 19 runs.

Josh Philippe’s 29-ball 52 runs knock helped the Sixers post a big total of 116 for 5 in the allotted 12 overs. Steve Smith (21 off 12) and Jordan Silk (27 off 15) also played fine cameos. In reply, the Stars ended their innings on 97 for 6. It looked all over for them right in the third over when Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson and Glenn Maxwell returned to the hut with just 18 runs on the board. They never looked in contention after that and finished well short of the target.

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And soon after the final ended, Scott Styris took to Twitter to criticise the final, tweeting:

“So the BigBash in Australia is played over 2 months and the final is played over 12 overs. I’m sure there is a better solution for your pinnacle final.”

However, his tweet did not go down well with an Australian fan who called him Pig before questioning New Zealand cricket’s condition, writing:

“Cheers for the comments Pig. Does NZ even have a domestic T20? Is it televised outside NZ? I think the Big Bash is doing ok”

Scott Styris then decided to reply to the tweet and made the Australian aware of the supersmash, writing:

“Yes. It’s called the supersmash. Yes it is telecast outside in NZ. Any more questions just fire away.”

Well, the fan was in no mood to give up and hit back by writing:

“And are the players paid?” before Scott Styris tweeted:

New Zealand fast-bowler Mitchell McClenaghan then jumped in the conversation too but instead of criticising the fan, he hilariously took a dig at his own compatriot, tweeting:

“Wow never thought I’d hear those words come out of your mouth Scotty 🤣”