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Aussie cricket great Dean Jones made fun of India’s Chennai win and got trolled

Dean Jones, in a sarcastic remark, claimed the Indian cricket team needed help from rains to win the Chennai ODI against Australia cricket team

india vs australia 2017 Updated: Sep 18, 2017 22:42 IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Dean Jones (right), who is expected to be a part of the commentary team for the third Indian cricket team vs Australia cricket team ODI in Indore on September 24, is already part of a twitter troll involving the high-voltage series.(PTI)

In what turns out to be another instance of Indian cricket fans failing to understand funny banter, former Australian cricket team player Dean Jones was a victim of online trolling when he made a cheeky remark on India’s win in the first ODI against Australia in Chennai on Sunday.

A long rain interruption at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, which started at the innings break, left Australia with a tricky task -- chasing a revised target of 164 to win from 21 overs.

Australia lost their way with a flurry of wickets and fell short of the target. India won the game by 26 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis Method and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Australia cricket team captain Steven Smith said post his team’s defeat that it was tough scoring almost eight runs an over against two new balls — contrasting to a T20 scenario where only one ball is in play — and on a wicket with good bounce and pace that assisted fast bowlers.

Jones has been involved in banters with Indian cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra for a while now. But on Sunday, a tweet from him, without Chopra being tagged, attracted the ire.

“So I see India needed a bit of rain to win that game. Ok ... bring on Game 2 (sic),” wrote Jones on Twitter.

His tweet sparked angry response from the Indian keyboard warriors (read fans), as they attacked Jones for his remark.

Dean Jones was on a commentary assignment in Afghanistan’s Shpageeza T20 League and was close to the bomb blast site near the Alokozay Kabul International Stadium in Kabul that killed three. He is expected to be a part of the commentary team for the third India-Australia ODI in Indore on September 24.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 16:11 IST