The Indian all-rounder Stuart Binny has a short international career. For his weak performances, both in the international and domestic field, Binny has faced many brutal trolls on social media accounts. Even his wife Mayanti Langer, the famous Indian sports journalist, has also faced many unnecessary trolls. Recently, the 35-year-old all-rounder Stuart Binny has revealed how he handles the trolls and criticism.
Since his international cricket debut in January 2014, Stuart Binny has played six Tests, 14 ODIs and three T20Is. The right-handed middle-order batsman has scored 194 Test runs (average 21.55), 230 ODI runs (average 28.75) and 35 T20I runs (average 17.50). In both Test and ODI career, Binny has hit one half-century each.
Also, as a right-arm medium pacer, Stuart Binny has taken three Test wickets, 20 ODI wickets and only T20I wicket. Even in this short international career, Binny is holding the records of India’s best ODI bowling figures. Defending the 105 runs total against the hosts Bangladesh at Dhaka on 17th June 2014, Binny delivered the incredible match-winning bowling figures of 4.4-2-4-6 that destroyed entire Bangladesh batting line-up as the hosts were bundled out for just 58 runs.
Stuart Binny was also in the 15-member Indian squad during the entire ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. However, he wasn’t selected in the playing XI for at least one game in that tournament.
But in his most of his international and IPL career, Stuart Binny has struggled due to his weak forms. Due to these disappointing performances, Binny has faced many trolls and criticism. Though he has now learned to laugh about these, he still gets shocked about the silly comments.
In an interview, Binny recently told Hindustan Times, “Ignoring trolls and criticism took time but now I’ve learned to laugh about it. But that hasn’t stopped me from getting shocked at how silly some of the comments can get.”
Stuart Binny talked about his horrific last international over
Last time Stuart Binny played for India during the Lauderhill T20I against West Indies on 27th August 2016. While it was a high-scoring game that the Caribbean side won by just one run (West Indies 245/6; India 244/4). Binny conceded 32 runs in his only over of that game. Opener Evin Lewis brutally hit five sixes in that over.
Talking about that over, Binny said, “I came on to bowl at a stage when they were flying. So, it was always going to be either that or me getting a wicket. There was never going to be an in-between, you know. Like I was never going to go for just 10 runs. But what hurt more than the over was that we lost the game by such a narrow margin—one run.
“Look, every ball I bowled in that over, was the best ball I could bowl, make no mistake. I wasn’t just ambling in and putting the ball out there. I tried my best, but it wasn’t good enough on the day. Simple as that.”
In IPL career, Stuart Binny has played for Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He has played 95 IPL matches where he has scored 880 runs (average 19.55) and also taken 22 wickets.