James Neesham
James Neesham. Image Credits: Twitter

New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham gave an appropriate response to a social media user who accused him of skipping national duty.

The New Zealand cricket team is scheduled to tour Bangladesh and Pakistan for the limited-overs series for the entire month of September. The Black Caps have fielded a second-string squad for the Asia tour with wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham named as the team’s captain.

This move allows the frontline players like Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, and Neesham himself to join their respective IPL teams and prepare for the second phase of IPL 2021.

Mumbai Indians
James Neesham [photo: Twitter]
Neesham, who is associated with five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians, is currently training with the squad in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Taking to his Twitter handle, the all-rounder happened to enquire about the live streaming of the first T20I match between Bangladesh and New Zealand in the gulf nation.

Jimmy Neesham responds to a troller for accusing him of going after money

One of the users in his comment trolled him for skipping the national duty and giving his priority to IPL for financial benefits. To which Neesham clarified that it was the New Zealand Cricket player’s welfare policy that didn’t allow any of the first-choice players to participate in the tour.

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According to the all-rounder, he had requested an exemption from the policy in order to make himself available for the twin tours but the board denied his request.

Some players will start the tour then go home halfway, others will join halfway and stay until the end: James Neesham

Neesham, who is well known to engage with his fans with his humorous wits on Twitter, went on to say, “It’s not about some players being more important than others, it’s that no individual player will be in a bio bubble for the full three-month tour. Some players will start the tour then go home halfway, others will join halfway and stay until the end.”

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo: Twitter)

The IPL 2021 will resume on September 19 with Mumbai Indians taking on the Chennai Super Kings in the first game.

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