New Zealand allrounder and Mumbai Indians cricketer Mitchell McClenaghan named India opener Rohit Sharma as his favourite cricketer on Saturday during a #AskMitch Q&A session on Twitter. Also Read - COVID-19: 'I Hated Losing to You Guys': Gautam Gambhir Thanks RCB in Cheeky Manner | SEE POST
Both McClenaghan and Rohit play for the MI in the Indian Premier League (IPL). McClenaghan has been a part of the IPL winning side in 2017 and 2019 when Rohit was the captain. The NZ cricketer may not be as successful with the ball as Jasprit Bumrah or Lasith Malinga but has always been a key contributor. Also Read - IPL 2020: In Constant Touch With Foreign Boards, Says BCCI Official
Before the session with the fans got underway, the NZ cricketer cautioned fans not to ask him about his favourite cricketer as they should know it is Rohit. Also Read - MS Dhoni Was Batting Like a Youngster During CSK's Preparatory Camp: Suresh Raina
His post read: “Alright will give #askmitch a crack.No shit questions like who’s your favourite Indian player – you know it’s @ImRo45.”
Meanwhile, the IPL, which was supposed to start from March 29 has been postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has said that if the IPL has to happen, it has to be a truncated one as time is already lost.
The ‘pandemic’, as described by the World Health Organisation (WHO), has brought all major sporting events to a halt as most events have been cancelled or postponed or are being played behind closed doors.