Don’t reverse sweep into your own face: Jimmy Neesham regrets failed shot

Written by Vipin Darwade

Jimmy Neesham had a reverse sweep advice for everyone after the New Zealand all-rounder ended up injuring himself while executing the same shot during 2nd unofficial ODI between New Zealand A and India A.

The 29-year-old also posted a picture on social media after getting treated with a caption, saying, “Got fixed up good today! Lesson: don’t reverse sweep up into your own face.” Former New Zealand all-rounder Brendon McCullum left his reply on Neesham’s tweet.

In the 31st over of the game between the two sides on Friday, Jimmy Neesham got hit on the grille of his helmet while attempting a reverse sweep off Krunal Pandya. Neesham was attended by a physio on the field after which he walked off the field.

Neesham returned later on after George Worker’s got dismissed after playing an innings of 144-ball 135 and stayed unbeaten on 33 off 31 to help New Zealand post 296 for 7 in 50 overs.

During India’s innings, Neesham picked up crucial wickets of Suryakumar Yadav and Vijay Shankar and finished with best figures in the sides–2/24 at an economy rate of 3.43.

The 3-match ODI series between New Zealand A and India A is currently leveled at 1-1. India A won the series opener at the Oval with the hosts equalling the series after winnings the 2nd ODI by 29 runs at Christchurch.

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