When Yuvraj Singh’s name was called out during the IPL Auction for the 2019 edition, there was an eerie silence in the room. From once igniting bidding wars and going for Rs 14 crore and Rs 16 crore, he went unpicked in the first round. It came as no surprise to the southpaw who believes that youngsters were going to be the main pick for the franchises in the opening round.
It seems like Indian fans are taking the IPL 2019 auctions a tad bit too seriously. Recently the auctions were held, and there have already been a number of memes and trolls on the high prices of the players.
If you have seen the full list, you’ll know that many players like Manoj Tiwary and Mitchell Johnson were “unsold” at the auctions. However, the IPL madness is catching up, with several people trolling numerous cricketers for not being picked up by teams.
Recently, an Indian fan tried to mock Mitchell Johnson for the same. He called the cricketer silly, and “unsold.” This is highly disrespectful, and definitely not something that can be condoned.
Hey silly unsold @MitchJohnson398, 😂😂😂
— Pandiyan (@Paandi_Cricket) December 18, 2018
He even tried justifying his action, but to no avail.
Answer for those criticizing me.@MitchJohnson398 mentioned kohli as silly,so I mentioning him.thats all.😏😏
— Pandiyan (@Paandi_Cricket) December 19, 2018
The tweet which tagged Mitchell Johnson in the post immediately caught his attention and he was quick to reply. In a way of hitting back at the fan, Mitchel gave him a befitting reply. He wrote “Hello champion, just a reminder, I retired from all cricket earlier this year”
Hello champion, just a reminder, I retired from all cricket earlier this year 🍻🥴🤦🏼♂️
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 18, 2018
But the fans seemed to be not convinced and kept on criticizing him even after his justification for not being sold.
One of a fan said :
Make retirement on Commentary toooooo.
— Ramesh (@ramajit) December 19, 2018
Mitchel replied him too in a lighter note saying,
Nah I’m having too much fun
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 19, 2018
Check out the reactions from the twitter users for this replies from Mitchel :
Den all the Indian players are unsold in BBL 😂
Typical Indian pan….. 🤦🏻♂️😤🤣
— AnaS (@ItsMohamedAnas) December 19, 2018
If you mix bumarah , Ishant ,umesh and shami ,then even you can’t produce bowler like @MitchJohnson398
— scorpion (@i_sapra) December 19, 2018
Get your factz ryt Paandi…….self trollng…. 😹😹😹😹
— Akki Nik LIMBAD (@Rowdynik) December 19, 2018
Righto keyboard warrior…wouldn’t mind seeing you strap on the gauntlets and facing some @MitchJohnson398 so you gain a bit of perspective
— Michael Dwyer (@Michael_J_Dwyer) December 18, 2018
Don’t really understand how can you poke fun at a legend of the game we Indians love so much 🤦♂️. Sorry Mitch
— Rishabh Makkar (@huniee27) December 18, 2018
I am surprised that you got a reply for your SILLY tweet from the legend @MitchJohnson398.
— Ashish Anand (@mranand82) December 18, 2018
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