Mitchell McClenaghan slams fan over ‘meaningless’ series defeat

Mitchell McClenaghan snapped over a fan's taunt and labelled the T20I series between India and New Zealand "meaningless".

Mitchell McClenaghan reacts to fan's tweet
Mitchell McClenaghan reacts to fan's tweet

Following a stunning run in the recently concluded T20 World Cup, New Zealand have faltered in the three-game T20I series against India. And pacer Mitchell McClenaghan feels that inadequate rest between the World Cup and the series is why the Kiwis are not able to bring their A-game to the table.

Days after the T20 World Cup final, New Zealand landed in India for the three-game series. Missing the services of their skipper, Kane Williamson, New Zealand are struggling. Having lost the first two games, the Kiwis will be looking to salvage some pride in the final game of the series being the runners up for the T20 World Cup.

Mitchell McClenaghan lashes out at a fan

Mitchell McClenaghan
Mitchell Mcclenaghan

Mitchell McClenaghan frequently interacts with fans and followers on Twitter. The Kiwi quick was upset when a fan taunted him over the series loss. A fan wrote, “New Zealand lost series” in response to McClenaghan’s tributary post for AB de Villiers, who recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

In reply to the fan, McClenaghan went on to deem the series “meaningless. The former Mumbai Indians pacer also questioned if it made sense to play a series only 72 hours following a World Cup final. “Did they? You mean in meaningless series 72 hours after a WC final defeat with 3 games in 5 days playing a team with 10 days rest in their home conditions?” read McClenaghan’s response.

The third and final T20I will be played on November 21 at Kolkata’s Eden Garden, before the two-Test series kickstarts from November 25 in Kanpur. With India leading the series, we might see some of the young talents get an opportunity in the encounter as the Men in Blue test their bench strength.

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