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 teamindia vs australia 2017 Updated: Sep 18, 2017 22:42 IST
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.
Stop your schoolboy excuses..this s international cricket..— HAJI (@Tweet_Haji) 18 September 2017
Another brain fade moment for another Australian 😂— Charan Raj (@Charanrajck) 18 September 2017
Sir you should take advice from specialists to improve your "digestion" problem 😂😂— Vijay (@Im_VD04) 18 September 2017
So Australians always need some excuse to accept the loss . Come on uncle, be brave— Akshay VK18 Sharma (@akshaypasu) 18 September 2017
Never seen an Aussie legend looking for excuses to defend losing cricket match #ChangingTimes— Proud Hindustani (@santhoshc1984) 18 September 2017
Comeon deano you guys were outplayed there :P I am from Pak but the truth is truth. They just crushed you guys specially while batting.— Aqib Siddiqui (@Aqibleo13) 18 September 2017
Visit your nearest psychiatrist asap...or else things could get worse..— Shubham Jain (@shubham_jain24) 18 September 2017
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