James Neesham gives a sharp reply to a Pakistan fan who accused him of ‘playing for money’

James Neesham will be a part of Mumbai Indians in the second leg of IPL 2021.

James Neesham
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New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham is one of the most talked-about cricketers nowadays. It is mainly since he is quite active on social media platforms. Now and then, the Kiwi cricketer comes up with interesting tweets to keep his fans and followers engaged to his latest posts.

On the contrary, Neesham has also been at his hilarious best in terms of roasting the haters in his style. He has done that time and time again. His incredible sense of humour drew a lot of followers. Meanwhile, the cricketer was targeted by a Pakistani fan that became the talking point on social media.

While we know that some players prefer to keep their nation ahead of their clubs, other players keep clubs as the top-most priority due to lucrative contracts. These are the players who do not even hesitate to skip the national duty. This issue became the subject of discussion on the internet.

Pakistan fan targets James Neesham; latter hits back

New Zealand all-rounder is currently not part of the squad that will jet off to Bangladesh and Pakistan this month. Nonetheless, Neesham will be available for the defending champions, Mumbai Indians for the second half of the IPL that will be staged in the UAE.

Meanwhile, a Pakistan fan had accused the Kiwi cricketer of skipping national duties for money. The tweet went viral on the internet and it also caught Neesham’s attention. The cricketer who received plenty of messages about the same decided to reply to a fan who accused him.

The cricketer said that it was a part of the New Zealand Cricket Player Welfare Policy that he is not part of this tour. The Kiwi all-rounder also that he requested exemption, but the same was rejected by the board.


“I’m getting a lot of messages like this so I want to be crystal clear. It is an NZ Cricket player welfare policy that first-choice players aren’t on this tour. I made a request for an exemption but that request was denied,” tweeted New Zealand cricketer James Neesham.