While the first day of the opening Ashes Test was frustrating for the home team courtesy David Warner's lone heroics, the second day belonged to England after Rory Burns scored his first century.
But it was a Kiwi player enjoying this key contest between Australia and England.
New Zealand funny man Jimmy Neesham chose Burns' century to play a prank on Indian fans and tweeted this:
Rory Burns now has more runs in his first Ashes innings than Virat Kohli has in his entire Ashes career 🤷♂️— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 3, 2019
Of course this bait rattled many Kohli fans, who got all charged up defending their skipper.
Mate, you're better than this. 🤦♂️— Maneesh (@Maneesh1G) August 3, 2019
Rory burns now has more runs in his first ashes innings than entire kiwi team in ashes.— अंकित राज 🇮🇳 (@proudindianraj) August 3, 2019
Virat Kohli has won more world cups than the entire cricket fraternity of New Zealand 🙅 https://t.co/KyLUstzUXo— Shubham Kumar Hota (@shubhamhota007) August 3, 2019
Also not sure Why your 👩✈️ Captain sir Kane is always compared to @imVkohli 😜😜😜😜. The amount of runs whole Nz team has scored < Than the amount of runs kholi has scored 😜😜😜 dont ever compared anything with @imVkohli— J L (@jLunia) August 3, 2019
Eventually Neesham had to put out a tweet for damage control.
I don’t think you understand the premise of the joke.— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 3, 2019
The joke is that Virat Kohli can’t play in the ashes because he’s Indian.
Thus it would be a silly statement for me to compare his ashes runs to those of Rory Burns, an Englishman.
It elicits a response of surprise https://t.co/eAnXW7KSe5
But not everyone was like that and some people got into the groove to match up to Neesham's level of sarcasm.
Hard to argue with that, hell of a bowler! https://t.co/PX5QM7gBFg— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 3, 2019
Last time I heard that I laughed so hard I fell off my dinosaur https://t.co/NNG8vKe79Y— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 3, 2019
Thankfully all humour was not lost and people had their share of experience chit-chatting with Neesham on Twitter.