The upcoming edition of the IPL is extremely vital for Stuart Binny’s career. Binny, now a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore needs to perform exceptionally in order to make an impression. He was a part of India’s squads for the ICC World T20 2014 and the 2015 ICC World Cup. However, after inconsistent outings for the men in blue, Binny was overlooked for Hardik Pandya, who did no wrong in his outings for team India.
The Royal Challengers outfit is studded with all-rounders as Shane Watson, David Weise, and Binny are three very talented all-rounders and are utility players. Ahead of the IPL, Binny interacted with the media and said that he was focused on doing well for the Royal Challengers. Binny also made it clear that he would perform whenever he got his opportunity in the playing XI.
“I don’t think there is any competition since Shane Watson falls in the foreign category. I am not too worried about whether I will get to play in the XI. My aim is to go out and perform whenever I get an opportunity,” said Binny. “At this point in time, I don’t know where I will be bowling and batting but what I know is that I will be doing both since that’s my role in the team. Whether I come in with the new ball or I come in after six overs, I am not too sure but I am eager to contribute well,” Binny added.
Binny often criticized for his inconsistent outings with the ball, said that he was working on his bowling and would add more variety. “For me, it was hitting areas which I couldn’t hit last year. Different teams bowl to you on different areas. I have learnt from the strategies other teams have used against me. I will be just working on countering those strategies and on hitting on those areas,” he said.
The Karnataka all-rounder also said that it would be imperative for the Royal Challengers to begin their journey on a high and build on that momentum. “Starting well is everything. If we start well and build on that momentum, our chances are good. On paper, we look a strong side but what matters is how you do on the day. Our slogan is ‘Be Bold’ and that’s the cricket we’re going to play,” Binny said.