IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians bowler answers questions on Bumrah, Starc, favourite CSK player and more
Why is Mumbai Indians (MI) the best franchise for this New Zealand player? Here is the answer. He also talks about Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma and about his interaction with Sachin Tendulkar
Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians (MI) fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan, who is in self-isolation, interacted with fans on social media on Saturday (March 21) and shared his views on various topics.
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), there are no cricket matches across the world. McClenaghan, who played for Karachi Kings in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL), has returned home.
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PSL semi-finals were postponed due to coronavirus. McClenaghan is back home and is in 14-day self-isolation. "Straight home into isolation, get home to this note from my legendary wife who's gone to stay with her parents for a few weeks. See you guys in 14 days," McClenaghan wrote recently on his Twitter account.
Today, he took to Twitter to have a question and answer session with cricket fans. Under the hashtag “#askmitch”, Twitter users asked questions. #Askmitch was trending at No. 1 position on Twitter in India.
One of the users asked McClenaghan to choose between Indian paceman Jasprit Bumrah and Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc. He was asked, who is the better bowler?.
The 33-year-old left-arm seamer said, “Hard to compare - bumrah starting and going so well. Starc has done it for longer. Ask again in 5 years.”
McClenaghan and Bumrah are teammates at MI in the IPL. This year’s IPL has been deferred till April 15 due to coronavirus. The Kiwi bowler said he is ready to travel to India if IPL is hosted.
Among other questions, McClenaghan was asked about his favourite Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player and he wrote off-spinner Harbhajan Singh’s name. Also, he said MI was the best franchise he had played for.
McClenaghan, who has played 48 ODIs and 29 T20Is for New Zealand, said he found it tough to bowl to India opener KL Rahul, who will captain Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in this year’s IPL.