Johnson trolled by Indian twitterati over Nehra tweet

Mitchell Johnson was initially trying to troll Kiwi pacer and Mumbai Indians teammate Mitch McLenaghan who had made some nice comments about him in an interview. But things soon took an ugly turn on the social networking site.

Mitchell Johnson   -  PTI

It all started as a friendly banter on Twitter between former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson and New Zealand's Mitch McClenaghan to find out who was the fastest left-arm pacer above 30. But it soon escalated into trolling when former Australia captain Dean Jones gatecrashed into their thread saying: "Currenly Ashish Nehra."

Although Dean Jones used a hash tag to emphasise that he was joking, Johnson continued the banter saying, "His run up is definitely faster," and it didn't go down well with the Indian twitterati, who came out in hordes in support of the Indian pacer.

Johnson was initially trying to troll Kiwi pacer and Mumbai Indians teammate Mitchell McLenaghan who had made some nice comments about him in an interview. But things soon took an ugly turn on the social networking site.

Nehra was named in the India squad for the T20s against Australia that started on Saturday. The 38-year-old wasn't part of the playing XI in the first T20 that India won by nine wickets, in a rain-truncated game.

 

In reply to Johnson's comment on Nehra's run-up, one Indian fan wrote, "His line and length is much better than others". However, Johnson decided to dish out a stat to prove the twitterati wrong and added, "Just so you know, we are just having some banter". But it was little too late as the Indian twitterati came in hundreds to troll the left-arm pacer.

Fans even came out with interesting numbers to back the Indian pacer.

Some of them even pointed out at the longevity of Nehra's career as opposed to Johnson's.

Some of them even took at attempt to involve the famous 'brain fade' incident that took limelight during the India vs Australia Test series earlier this year.

The former Australian pace spearhead seemed to have understood the trolling and didn't make an attempt to salvage his claim.