With the delay of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 and several other cricketing tournaments around the world due to the deadly Coronavirus, players have found their own way to spend time. Several players have resorted to social media to interact with the fans. The veteran pacer Mitchell McClenaghan also did the same on Saturday.
He decided to engage with his fans using #AskMitch on Twitter. Using the opportunity, one of the fans asked him about the Test series between India and New Zealand which the home side comfortably won beating the World number 1 Test side by 2-0.
The question was that if Mitch felt that the presence of Rohit Sharma in the Test series would have made the difference for the visiting team. Rohit Sharma had played a huge role in India’s 5-0 whitewash of the Kiwis in the T20I series. However, after suffering from a calf injury during the fifth and final game, he was ruled out from the subsequent three ODIs and two Tests.
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) March 21, 2020
“Do you think Rohit would have made the difference in the recent NZ Test series ???#askmitch” the fan’s question read. To this, Mitchell McClenaghan was quick to respond to the tweet and he felt that his Mumbai Indians skipper would’ve certainly made the difference.
‘Great Leader’ – McClenaghan says of Rohit Sharma
Responding to another fan, Mitchell McClenaghan also termed Rohit Sharma as a great leader. Playing for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Kiwi cricketer has played a lot of cricket under his captaincy. Hence his thoughts about Rohit being a great leader doesn’t come as a big surprise.
He has been doing wonders for the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL. The 33-year-old has been a part of the several memorable wins of the franchise as well. Featuring in 56 IPL teams, Mitchell McClenaghan has picked 71 wickets at an average of 25.39 and the strike-rate of close to 18. Though his economy of 8.49 is a tad on the higher side, the left-arm pacer is the wicket-taker which is what matters in the shortest format of the game.
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