It's been four days to the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League Final, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's runout controversy is still fresh amonst the fans. While chasing 150, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lost wickets in quick succession and the onus to get the innings back on track was once agains on the skipeer MS Dhoni.
Dhoni who is usually a very good judge while calling for a quick single or pushing for doubles and more blipped on the night. Running an overthrow, he was at the receiving end as Ishan Kishan hit the stumps directly. It was a close call and the decision went against Dhoni. Following that among the many reactions that emerged on social media one was from Jimmy Neesham.
Dhoni had to walk back to the dugout after facing only eight deliveries for 2 runs. They didn’t have specialized batsmen out there when it really mattered and they lost the final by one run. A lot of fans didn’t think that was out as in their perception, the CSK skipper had safely crossed the return crease.
Neesham in his tweet trolled MSD fans as he wrote: “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.” Attached was a different side to the run out angle, which, unlikely several other angles, showed that Dhoni was out.
The fans in their response put up other angles which showed that MS was inside the line at the time of the LED lights went off. While one fan reminded Jimmy of how he himself had been ran out by Dhoni, others posted pictures of the side angle which proved Dhoni was not out.
Neesham deleted his post:
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