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Jimmy Neesham posts series of hilarious and insightful tweets on the Mankad controversy

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Jimmy Neesham
Neesham took to Twitter to express his opinion on the Mankad controversy

West Indies went through to the quarter-finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in controversial circumstances as they won by two runs by Mankading the final Zimbabwe batsmen. Whenever something big happens, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham is always on hand to deliver his verdict on Twitter.

So it was no surprise to see him tweet about the incident and respond to queries and angry tirades, fans directed at him after his initial tweet. Here is the entire account of what he tweeted and his response to questions that ranged from the curious to the ridiculous.

After watching the incident, where West Indian bowler Keemo Paul Mankad Richard Ngarava, who was only backing up slightly, Neesham tweeted this:

When another fan wondered whether there was a warning, Neesham had similar queries:

When a fan sent an angry and scathing tweet, calling Scott Styris and Jimmy Neesham hypocrites, the 25-year-old showed zen-like calmness and had this to say in response:

When someone told him that this was the first time the batsman had backed up and that there was no warning provided before mankading, Neesham tweeted:

When fans started a blatantly ridiculous argument about bowlers over-stepping, run-outs and started making absurd comparisons, Neesham put them to their rightful place.

When a supporter was trying to make the complicated issue of mankading seem so simple, Neesham was simply shocked:

Then he also went on to explain when a Mankad is fine and when it is not:

He eventually finished with this tweet, tired of all the absurd comparisons:

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