Mitchell McClenaghan is making friends with insects & naming them as he is spending time in quarantine in his hotel room in the UAE for the 13th edition of the IPL.
So when an opportunity to ask questions with Zaheer Khan arose McClenaghan’s question was quite simple, “Hey @ImZaheer when can I come out of my room please?” Khan was quick to remind his fellow left-arm seamer the rules of the quarantine. “Looks like you have misplaced the quarantine rule book, @Mitch_Savage … I am sending you a fresh one,” Zaheer replied.
Mumbai Indians hosted a Q&A session with Zaheer Khan on twitter & McClenaghan was quick to participate. The exchange prompted fans to ask more such questions that one would have if quarantined in a room for six days.
“Which 2 players are living on either side of your Room Mitch? And do you talk to them standing in the Balcony?” asked one user.
McClenaghan made his best guess. “I can’t see anyone – although @krunalpandya24 (Krunal Pandya) is 2 floors above me @surya_14kumar (Suryakumar Yadav) 4 floors, and @ImRo45 (Rohit Sharma) a few doors down. I met a fly on my balcony today – I named him Barry.”
While players have been utilizing their Quarantine period for workout sessions & and virtual team meetings, though McClenaghan seems to have other plans. The IPL 2020 is all set to commence in UAE from September 19.