‘Virat Kohli is bunny of McClenaghan’ – Mumbai Indians pacer likes a fan’s tweet
A user urged MI not to let McClenaghan go, as the Indian skipper Virat Kohli was his 'bunny' in the IPL.
by Jatin Author
Published - Nov 15, 2019 7:35 pm | Updated - Nov 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Virat Kohli is probably one of the best batsmen in the world today. He is the only one to average 50 or more in all the three formats of international cricket and has been a team player in the Indian Premier League (IPL), playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore ever since being picked in a draft from U19 players, fresh from the Youth World Cup win.
Since then, Kohli has gone onto IPL greatness becoming RCB captain in 2013 and leading the team to the final of the tournament in 2016 edition, where he killed it with the bat. He scored more than 970 runs with 4 centuries in the single edition. He is yet to achieve those heights again but has been consistent since that amazing achievement.
Mitchell McClenaghan has been one of the bowlers who have created problems for Virat Kohli in the league and it was rumored that Mumbai Indians will be letting McClenaghan go before the IPL 2019 auction, given that they have acquired services of Trent Boult from Delhi Capitals during the trade window and now have two left-arm fast bowlers in the side along with Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah to boot for. However, MI went on to retain the NZ speedster.
A user urged MI not to let McClenaghan go, as the Indian skipper Virat Kohli was his ‘bunny’ in the IPL. The Twitter user wrote ‘”Virat is bunny of @Mitch_Savage in the IPL. @mipaltan plz don’t release him, otherwise Virat wil score 5 hundreds on the flat track of Bangalore”. This tweet was liked by New Zealand quick as well.
Here’s the screenshot
Meanwhile, Kohli is in the top tier of the IPL run-scorers with 5,412 runs from 177 matches at an average of 37.84 and has smashed five centuries and 36 half-centuries in the process. He has been scoring runs at a furious pace in the tournament. Talking about Mumbai Indians’ plans, McClenaghan has 71 wickets for them in 56 games and was roped in during 2019 edition after losing Jason Behrendorff mid-season, as the Aussie was chosen in the World Cup squad of Australia.
The Blue Army has also acquired services of all-rounders Sherfane Rutherford from Capitals as well, given that they will be missing services of Behrendorff, who has undergone surgery on his troublesome back and is expected to miss considerable time from the game while recuperating from an issue that has threatened his career.