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Mitchell McClenaghan names his favorite players from CSK and RCB

McClenaghan bid goodbye to the PSL 5, which was called off with only the knock out games left to be played on the morning of March 17.

Mitchell McClenaghan Mumbai Indians
Mitchell McClenaghan. (Photo Source: IANS)

New Zealand quick Mitchell McClenaghan was participating in the Pakistan Super League 2020 season, the first one to be held in the country itself before he was forced to leave the tournament midway due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the world. New Zealand announced that they were closing their borders soon and asked their citizens to return home as soon as possible.

McClenaghan bid goodbye to the PSL 5, which was called off with only the knock out games left to be played on the morning of March 17. The left-arm pacer, who played for Karachi Kings, became part of over 15 foreign players who left the tournament due to the outbreak, including 10 players from England and others from Australia like Chris Lynn.

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Mitchell McClenaghan does a Q&A session with fans in self-isolation

The 33-year-old pacer was put in self-quarantine for 14 days as per procedure on return to New Zealand. Foreign cricketers — England’s Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, and James Vince, West Indian Carlos Braithwaite, South African Rilee Roussouw and James Foster (coach) had earlier withdrawn from the tournament as well.

Meanwhile, McClenaghan engaged his fans in a Question and Answer session on Twitter in need to pass time in quarantine. During the Q&A, he was asked by a fan who his favourite cricketer from Chennai Super Kings was and the Kiwi bowler replied, Harbhajan Singh. Incidentally, Harbhajan and McClenaghan played for the same franchise in Mumbai Indians for quite a few years and won the IPL three times together, before Harbhajan was released and then bought by Chennai franchise.

The 33-year-old also answered a question by a fan, who wanted to know who his favourite RCB player was. The bowler didn’t actually name any players who play for RCB but wanted to know if Simon Katich could pass off as an answer. Katich is the head coach of the franchise after the owners went in for an overhaul before this season.

Mitchell McClenaghan is supposed to play for the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming IPL 2020, but the league has been suspended till April 15 thanks to the spread of the COVID-19 virus in India, which has claimed 6 people in the country, with over 270 cases so far as per as metrics of worldometers.info.

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