See you later, not goodbye

In a heartfelt tweet, a quick left-arm pitcher, Mitchell McClenaghan thanked the Indians of Mumbai (MI) for ending their 6-year partnership – allegedly he could be redeemed – after the franchise released him before the next auction. for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

On Wednesday, the Mumbai Indians announced their players released and detained. From last season’s title-winning team, they pulled out everything but Trent Boult of their fast overseas bowling contingent.

Mumbai Indians with the IPL 2020 Trophy (Credits: Twitter / IPL)

Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson and Mitchell McClenaghan are unloaded as rhythm veteran Lasith Malinga retires from franchise cricket.

Youngsters Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai and Digvijay Deshmukh have also been released into the auction pool by the defending champions.

Amazing Journey Over the Past 6 Years: Mitchell McClenaghan

Mitchell McClenaghan first played for the Nita Ambani-owned franchise in 2015. Choosing 18 wickets in his first season; 17,19 and 14 in the next three. However, his form dropped and only managed 3 wickets in 2019. The pacemaker remained on the bench for the entire IPL 2020. And now he’s released, he’s ending his 6-year journey with MI.

Mitchell mcclenaghan
Mitchell McClenaghan. Courtesy: IPL.

Mumbai can still buy him out or replace someone if injured by McClenaghan – the Kiwi replaced Jason Behrendorff in IPL 2018 when the Australian got injured.

The 34-year-old took to Twitter to thank the franchise for the experiences he has had. He thanked the owners for their support, the staff and the fans. McClenaghan also jokingly suggests that he could be back in the gold and blue jersey again.

“What an incredible journey over the past 6 years. Grateful for these amazing experiences, his long standing friendships and a big thank you to the owners, management and staff of @mipaltan to all @mipaltan fans, I will miss you very much. See you later, not goodbye, “ he tweeted.

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