India and New Zealand are currently playing in a three-match T20I series in India, where India have already bagged the series by 2-0. The series began only 72 hours after the T20 World Cup 2021 Final in Dubai, where Australia overcame the New Zealand challenge to clinch their maiden T20 WC title.
Recently, a fan tried to pull former New Zealand pacer Mitchell McClenaghan’s leg by pointing out how India defeated New Zealand with ease.
McClenaghan congratulated AB de Villiers for an amazing career on Twitter. He wrote, “Amazing career. The leader in the 360 game that bowlers now fear. Genuine champion.”
Taking a dig on New Zealand, a fan replied “New Zealand lost the series.”
McClenaghan was not in the mood to entertain the fan and he came up with a befitting response. He called the ongoing series “meaningless” and how the series is scheduled just three days after the T20 WC final.
He said: “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?”
See the tweet here;
New Zealand lost series 😂😂
— sYed KhaliQ (@YKhaliqH_7) November 20, 2021
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? https://t.co/jldmmH58YZ
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) November 20, 2021
New Zealand landed in India after the T20 World Cup final and played the first T20I on November 17, where Rohit Sharma-led team won easily by five wickets in Jaipur. The caravan then moved to Ranchi, where the Indian team didn’t let their guard off and registered yet another comprehensive victory by seven wickets.
The third T20I of the series is currently underway in Kolkata, where Ishan Kishan and Yuzvendra Chahal found a place in place of KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin. On the other hand, Tim Southee is rested ahead of the Test series and Mitchell Santner is captaining in his absence.