Watch: Jimmy Neesham retires hurt after striking the bat on his face while making a reverse sweep during a Newzealand-A game.
As Newzealand faced India in the first T20I game, as the senior squads from both sides competed against each other. Newzealand-A and India-A also were involved in an exciting contest.
However, amidst the cricket fiesta, Jimmy Neesham was not lucky enough to enjoy it, even though he was playing for Newzealand-A, as the Kiwi player got retired hurt after hurting himself while attempting a reverse sweep shot in the match against India-A.
The hit forced him to undergo a head assessment before returning to the crease. Neesham immediately pointed out how hard he got hurt by the bowler.
He even uploaded the picture on Twitter with a quirky caption which read, “Got fixed up good today! Lesson: don’t reverse sweep up into your own face.” The cut looked deep as his fans showed concern and also made some jokes about the blunder.
After this tweet, Neesham was flooded with replies. Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum also left a comment on Jimmy Neesham’s post.
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Neesham’s Reverse Sweep 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/iwNAL0dTWt
— Rifaath Chukkan (@RifaathChukkan) January 25, 2020
Meanwhile, Newzealand-A won against the Indian side, even though the main team failed to do the same in the T20 fixture. None of the India-A batsmen could play an inning which was needed to assure a win.
The top order of the Indian team crumbled soon enough and did not provide stability to the innings. Krunal Pandya scored a half-century to make an effort but all of it went onto be waste as India-A lost the match.
There are doubts over Neesham making an appearance in the next match going to be played on Sunday. Presently, the series is at a draw as Newzealand levelled the series’ with their victory. India won the first match played at the Oval.