Former Mumbai Indians speedster Mitchell McClenaghan has finally revealed the reason behind the franchise not picking him up for the ongoing season. The New Zealand pacer, who is famous for his sense of humour, was in fine form on Twitter on Thursday when he hosted an interactive session on social media. During the session, the pacer was asked a range of questions to which he replied openly. However, most questions revolved around IPL 2021 only.
When a Twitter user asked the 34-year-old the reason behind his exclusion ahead of this year after being a vital member of the franchise in the past, he replied by suggesting that he is too fat and that’s why couldn’t meet the physical fitness criteria of the tournament.
“@Mitch Savage why MI didn’t purchase u this time,” a fan had asked on Twitter to which McClenaghan replied, “Too fat.”
Check out the Twitter exchange right here:
Too fat https://t.co/0uLE74kWGZ
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) April 22, 2021
In his six-year-long stay at the Mumbai Indians, McClenaghan picked up 71 wickets in 56 matches at an economy rate of 8.49. With Mumbai Indians, the New Zealand speedster won as many as four titles in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Meanwhile, MI have won two and lost two of their four matches this season.