Marcus Stoinis, who scored 53 runs from 21 balls against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), said that he wants to just express himself in this year’s tournament. Delhi Capitals defeated Kings XI Punjab in a Super Over on Sunday after scores were tied. The Shreyas Iyer-led side had to chase only three runs in the Super Over after KXIP lost 2 wickets for only 2 runs.
In the match, Marcus Stoinis was the standout performer with both bat and ball as he made a brisk 53 runs to take the team’s total to 157/8 in the stipulated twenty overs. Kings XI Punjab needed just one run to win off the final two deliveries in the match and Marcus Stoinis was able to take two back-to-back wickets in the final two deliveries to take the game to a Super Over.
Marcus Stoinis Is Focused And Has Confidence After Good Performances
The Australian all-rounder limited-overs specialist Marcus Stoinis made his way to Delhi Capitals for the IPL 2020 season after he was bought for Rs 4.8 crores during the auction. The right-handed batsman and bowler is known for his ability to bowl well in the death overs and will have huge expectations on his shoulders to succeed in IPL 2020.
“I’ve come in with some confidence through good performances this year, but also maybe putting less responsibility on myself than some other years. Sometimes when you’re young and you’re in a rush, you want to do well and you’re trying so hard,” Marcus Stoinis said in an official release.
“So I think this year I sort of just wanted to express myself and its only one game, so we’ll see, you can turn from a hero to a villain quickly, but yes, my focus is on just having a lot of fun and trust that I’ll be good,” he added.
“I think everyone who plays cricket at this level, the main reason you play it, is because you love it. You start playing when you’re a kid, and there’s so much travel, staying away from home and there’s obviously the pressures. But the main reason you do it is that you love what you do. That’s the main ingredient,” said Stoinis.
Marcus Stoinis scored 53 runs besides taking 2 wickets conceding 29 runs in his three overs.
Marcus Stoinis Spoke To Coach Ricky Ponting About Target As He Was Nervous
Having accelerated the innings for the Delhi Capitals and taken them to a decent total, the Australian said that he was constantly speaking to coach Ricky Ponting about the ideal total against Kings XI Punjab.
“I was speaking to Ricky quite a bit. I was pretty nervous because the game was sort of in the balance. But we had put on a pretty good partnership with the skipper and Rishabh. But we had to sort of readjusting our thinking – Initially, we were aiming for 160, but then we thought maybe 130 will be a winning or competitive score. So with Ricky and myself, we just thought, let’s get to 130 – assess the conditions and then have a go,” Stoinis said.
Delhi Capitals will now face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday, September 25 at the Dubai International Stadium.