NZ seamer Mitchell McClenaghan took to Twitter and expressed the proceeding T20 series between India and New Zealand as “meaningless”.
According to Mitchell, the series has been brimmed into five days and commenced within 72 hours of New Zealand playing the finals of T20 World Cup.
In a later tweet, he elucidated that his statements were made in-joke and said that he would have relished to see New Zealand triumph the series.
After McClenaghan remarked on Twitter on AB de Villier’s retirement, a cricket fan nudged him of New Zealand’s T20I series loss to India after suffering their second trounce in Ranchi on Friday.
To this, McClenaghan, who last played for NZ in 2018, replied: “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?”
The current series commenced on 17th November, and the T20 World Cup final was played on 15th November. India have already locked the series with their second consecutive gain facing the BlackCaps. India won the second T20I by seven wickets on Friday and took an invulnerable 2-0 lead in the series.
Men in blue will be playing their last match of the series at Kolkata on Sunday.