” IPL captain over National captain ” – says Mitchell McClenaghan while hailing Rohit Sharma’s knock after 3rd T20

New Zealand suffered a great heartbreak at the Seddon Park, yesterday. First they failed to score 2 off the last 4 balls and then could not defend 10 runs in last 2 balls in the super over which made sure India win their first ever T20 series in New Zealand. Mohammad Shami was the reason behind India stretching the game to Super over but it was Rohit Sharma’s two crucial towering sixes at the end which sealed the game and the series for India.

On the other hand, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson played his best T20 inning on the same night. Williamson scored 95 runs in just 48 balls and left the arena when New Zealand required only 2 from the last 3 balls. Little did he know his team would fail to chase this simplest of total and his best T20 inning would go in vain.

Mitchell McCleneghan, who last played a match for New Zealand in the 2016 WT20 took to twitter to hail one of these two innings. His tweet read ‘ Captain, Oh Captain ‘. Since he has also been an integral part of Mumbai Indians in IPL since 2015, a lot of fans acted confused to put the fast bowler in some spot of bother. Fans asked McClenaghan to clarify which captain was he talking about. Replying to one of the fans, McClenaghan surprisingly said that he was talking about his Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma and not about Kane Williamson.

Furthermore, when the same twitter user tried taking a dig over people who don’t prefer IPL over International cricket, McClenaghan cleared his doubt by asking ” Who said that ” ( who said International cricket is more important than IPL ?)

New Zealand left arm quick Mitchell McClenaghan comes across as a very humorous person who is often seen joking over one thing or the other on the social media. He was a part of Mumbai’s successful campaigns in 2015, 2017 and 2019 seasons after being picked by the franchise in 30 Lakh Rupees in 2015 Auctions. He is still New Zealand’s fastest and world’s second fastest bowler to 50 ODI wickets.

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