New Zealand pacer Mitchell McClenaghan hits back at a Twitter user who tried to mock the Mumbai Indians franchise. The incident is from Saturday when Rohit Sharma’s side was up against the Chennai Super Kings in Delhi.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first. While Trent Boult got the early wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad in the first over, it was only the CSK batters, Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali, who dominated in the next 10 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah got rid of Ali in the 11th over. Observing little to no assistance for the spinners, Rohit brought Kieron Pollard into the attack for the next over. The West Indian struck immediately with back-to-back wickets of du Plessis and Suresh Raina.
Pollard continued for the 14th over, and also had Ravindra Jadeja adjudged lbw by the umpire. However, the left-hander was deemed not out when on review it was found that the ball had pitched outside the leg stump.
Mitchell McClenaghan shuts down a troll on Twitter
When Pollard got the decision in his favour, Mitchell McClenaghan posted a GIF of the all-rounder on Twitter. With the on-field umpire’s call getting reversed, in CSK’s favour, a Twitter user commented on the post “Mumbai UPMPIR Indians” suggesting that the franchise gets benefits from the umpires.
Mitchell McClenaghan, who won the IPL title with MI in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020, was not taking any insult towards his former franchise.
The left-arm seamer hit back asking, “Who do you support? One of the other less successful franchises?”
The pacer’s savage response ensued laughter amongst the netizens. Pollard eventually had the last laugh as his whirlwind innings with the bat helped MI gun down 219 on the last ball.
Who do you support? One of the other less successful franchises? https://t.co/nyI6RaWrjQ
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) May 1, 2021