Mumbai: Former Australian speedster, Mitchell Johnson was brutally trolled by Indian fans on Twitter for his comment on Team India pacer Ashish Nehra. The whole episode started with Twitter banter between former Australia pacer and New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan.
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) October 8, 2017
As both the cricketers trolled each other in a banter, Johnson challenged McClenaghan to a bowl-off to see who was the fastest left-arm pacer in the world over the age of 30.
Hahaha yep & we should have a bowl off to see who's the fastest left armer over 30 🤔🤣😎— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) October 9, 2017
Dean Jones chipped in with his thoughts with a tweet, saying, "Currently Ashish Nehra".
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) October 9, 2017
With Nehra coming into picture out of nowhere, Johnson joked, "His run up is definitely faster", making Indian fans furious who came out in support of the Indian pacer.
His run up is definitely faster 🤣— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) October 9, 2017
As one user pointed out that Nehra’s line and length is much better than others, Johnson countered, “Hahaha really with an Ave over 40 & Strike rate close to 80 Just so you know, we are just having some banter”.
Hahaha really with an Ave over 40 & Strike rate close to 80 👍🏼 Just so you know, we are just having some banter 🤙🏼— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) October 9, 2017
Here we are talking about t20 stat.he is part of Indian t20 team not test team..Look at his avg in t20. Its 21.44... pic.twitter.com/wLJLgcMbHn— Rakesh Rajpurohit (@RakeshPurohit55) October 9, 2017
No offence Mitch but he bowled way above 90mph arnd 2002-03 when u were probably a little occupied with body piercings n tattoos 😂😂😂— Karan Aggarwal (@kay_297) October 9, 2017
Mate i think you Forgot the spell of Injured Ashish Nehra...6-23 against England in world Cup 2003...Nehra is better than you— Amit Rana (@amitrana232) October 9, 2017
When aus lost to India 4-1 and were kicked to rank 3, this is the only platform you can show ur frustration. My sympathy is with you.— Jay chokshi (@thejayc5) October 9, 2017
@MitchJohnson398 Nehraji is far better bowler than you. Remember the days you got bashed by Indian batsmen— SANTOSH NAIR (@santosh_260914) October 9, 2017
Nehra, who is with the Indian side for the T20 series against Australia, did not find a place in the starting XI in the first T20 game, which India went on to win by nine wickets on the DLS method....