IPL 2024: After Hardik Pandya's Return, Another Mumbai Indians' Legend Raises His Hand To Return

Updated - 28 Nov 2023, 11:47 AM

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Former New Zealand pacer Mitchell McClenaghan expressed his wish to reunite the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise, describing it as a personal goal for him. McClenaghan mentioned that he is currently pursuing coaching courses after his retirement from cricket.

McClenaghan was signed by the Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2015 season. He played a crucial role in three of the franchise’s IPL titles during his six-year tenure. McClenaghan took 71 wickets in 56 appearances at an average of 25.39 before being released by the franchise.

Mitchell McClenaghan Expresses Desire To Return To Mumbai Indians

Speaking on the sidelines of Legends League Cricket 2023, Mitchell McClenaghan stated that he aims to be involved in coaching, either locally or within the global T20 circuit. He said that reuniting with the Mumbai franchise would be a personal goal for him.

“It’s one of the common things get on Twitter, people asking when I’m coming back, but currently I am going through my coaching courses, trying to learn more about that side of the game because it’s a sport that I enjoy, and a sport that I would like to be involved in going forward. So whether that goes locally back home or globally within the T20 circuit, who knows? I mean, MI would be a goal of mine to reunite with that franchise, for sure,” said McClenaghan, as quoted by Hindustan Times.

Admired Jacques Kallis While Growing Up – Mitchell McClenaghan

McClenaghan was impressed by the concept of playing cricket post-retirement, noting the chance to face players he admired during his upbringing. The former pacer highlighted the joy of witnessing Jacques Kallis’s impressive shots during a recent match.

“You have an incredible number of players who have just retired. So it is just an incredible concept of playing cricket post-retirement. For me too, look, I got to play against Jacques Kallis, he is someone I admired while I was growing up. Unfortunately, careers never crossed over, so I didn’t get any opportunity to play against him. So I got to see some awesome shots from the bat of Kallis the other night,” the Kiwi pacer said.

Also read: “I Feel Bad For Rohit Sharma, He Deserved To Win World Cup Trophy” – Mitchell McClenaghan

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