Twitter User Calls MI Franchise "Mumbai Umpire Indians"; Former Player Mitchell McClenaghan Shuts Him Down

Twitter User Calls MI Franchise “Mumbai Umpire Indians”; Former Player Mitchell McClenaghan Shuts Him Down

Mitchell McClenaghan
Mitchell McClenaghan (Image Credit: Twitter)

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.

Mitchell McClenaghan
Mitchell McClenaghan (Image Credit: Twitter)

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.

Mitchell McClenaghan has been part of the MI setup since 2015 and was released ahead of IPL 2021. The franchise has always put its faith in the Hastings-born bowler as they roped him as a replacement in 2018 when he went unsold at the auction and retained him for the next two seasons.
Mitchell McClenaghan
Mitchell McClenaghan. (Credits: Twitter)
The left-arm quick was part of 4 title victories – but didn’t play a single game last season. In 56 matches, the Kiwi snapped 71 wickets; while his economy of 8.49 and average of 25.39 are ordinary, he has been a wicket-taking option for Rohit Sharma picking up a scalp every 17.94 deliveries.
Despite the presence of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Coulter Nile, and Lasith Malinga over the years, Mitchell McClenaghan remained relevant at Mumbai, especially in the powerplay; it was only last season where he was replaced by Trent Boult and released later.

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