New Zealand pace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan took to Twitter this morning to commend his Maratha Arabians teammate Chris Lynn's destructive innings in an Abu Dhabi T10 League match, yesterday. Lynn missed out on being the first centurion of the T10 League on Monday when his team's innings ended with him being nine runs short of the three figures. Let us take a look at the funny exchange that happened on Twitter.
Chris Lynn has often been likened to other celebrities who sport bald-hairstyles like actor Vin Diesel and wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Fellow cricketers often make jokes on their social media where they compare Lynn to these celebrities. After Chris Lynn's 30-ball destruction of Team Abu Dhabi, teammate Mitchell McClenaghan posted to Twitter and congratulated Lynn's contribution to the team.
Lynn was quick to reply to the tweet and commended the Kiwi quick for his impressive GIF choice.
🤣🤣🤣— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) November 19, 2019
Very good sir!
Chris Lynn was leading the Maratha Arabians against Team Abu Dhabi as regular-captain Yuvraj Singh was out because of a back spasm. Lynn made most of this oppurtunity and led from the front, scoring a unrealistic 91* out of 30 balls. He and Adam Lyth propelled the Arabians to 138. Ben Laughlin was Team Abu Dhabi's best bowler with a single wicket and an economy of 7.50.
Team Abu Dhabi tried to chase the total down but 10 overs were too less of a period for the Moeen Ali-led side to get to 138. They fell short by 24 runs. Their best batsman in the chase was Englishman Luke Wright with his 40. The Arabians' best performing bowler was Mitchell McClenaghan with his one wicket and 8.50 economy.