Perhaps, the left-handed fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan wants Selectors of New Zealand Cricket Team to have a look at his past performances against Indian National Cricket Team. He posted a throwback picture, in which, he was staring at Rohit Sharma, after picking up his wicket. The post came after Rohit Sharma collecting the man of the match award in the second ODI.
Rohit Sharma has displayed his class in the second ODI to collect the man of the match trophy. It came right after his poor numbers against Kiwis were highlighted the previous day. However, he answered all the critics in the right manner by throwing a match-winning performance.
Looking forward to playing 50-over cricket – Mitchell McClenaghan
Recently, McClenaghan expressed his desire to play for the national team. For the same, he participated in the 50-over domestic trophy for Auckland Aces. But, unfortunately, he was overlooked by the selectors, as they gave a call-up for Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry.
”I am looking forward to spending time at home this summer in New Zealand. The idea is to play some 50-over cricket and then join my team Auckland Aces for the 2018-2019 season of Super Smash. This is a young side so I am hoping to get stuck in there and helping them out by bringing all my experience to bear,” he said to the reporters.
His post mentioned a title ”Throwback” and also got quite a few hashtags attached to it. He also added a hashtag of Mumbai Indians, where he called Rohit Sharma a “Frenemy”
Mitchell McClenaghan had a great time when he was associated with the Mumbai Indians in the 9th and 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). However, the franchise overlooked his excellent performances by leaving him in IPL 2018 auctions. Later, they brought him back as the replacement for injured Jason Behrendorff. Now, he has been retained for IPL 2019.
Rohit Sharma replies:
Meanwhile, the Indian star batsman admitted that McClenaghan has got better of him but couldn’t really understand what he said to him. Meanwhile, Mitchell replied in Hindi saying ”Aap Kaisey Hain?” (How Ae you)”
Well, it would be interesting to see whether the national selectors of New Zealand will consider McClenaghan for the remaining part of the series or not. He would be eager to deliver the goods, especially, with ICC World Cup 2019 around the corner.