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 - PBKS vs MI Dream11 Team Prediction VIVO IPL 2021: Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Today's Probable XIs For Today's Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians T20 Match 17 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 7.30 PM IST April 23 Friday
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 2021 Orange Cap: Rohit Sharma Needs 138 Runs During PBKS-MI to Edge Shikhar Dhawan
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 - PBKS vs MI IPL 2021 Video: Probable XIs, Pitch and Weather Report For Today’s Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, April 23
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.