I want to be not only the best finisher in Australia, but best finisher in the world: Marcus Stoinis
Stoinis is a pivotal cog of the Delhi Capitals as he comes in handy with his excellent all-rounder abilities.
Updated - Sep 20, 2021 8:06 pm
Australia’s Marcus Stoinis is all set to return to action in the UAE leg of IPL after opting out from the white ball series against West Indies and Bangladesh. Stoinis is a pivotal cog of the Delhi Capitals as he comes in handy with his excellent all-rounder abilities. However, the all-rounder has set a goal for himself to be achieved in the next three years.
Marcus Stoinis possess the ability to hit the ball hard and can turn the fortunes of the game with both the bat and the ball. He has displayed his prowess for the Delhi Capitals by putting up some good all-rounder performances. Stoinis thus asserted that his aim is to become the best all-rounder in the world.
“My next phase, the way I see it, over the next three years I want to be not only the best finisher in Australia, I want to be the best finisher in the world,” Marcus Stoinis told ESPNcricinfo.
Delhi Capitals are all set to lock horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22 in the second leg of the IPL. Ahead of the match, Stoinis pinned his hopes on the team for delivering special performances and stated that the team has enough talent to do so.
“The key for us is going to the tournament having each other’s back, looking to play like we’ve got nothing to lose because, at the end of the day, we don’t have anything to lose. I think if we play with that freedom and that excitement, we’re going to do something special. I think that’s the way we’ve got to attack that. There’s enough talent. There are so many good players in our team that there’s no reason why we shouldn’t,” Marcus Stoinis added.
Marcus Stoinis opens up on Ricky Ponting
Delhi Capitals have had a splendid run in the first half of the IPL. The team has secured victories in six matches from the eight that they have played. Under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant and the watchful eyes of coach Ricky Ponting, the team exuded their dominance in the Indian leg. Stoinis pointed that Ponting understands him well and also opened up on his relationship with the coach.
“Ricky is a bloody genius. And a lot of his genius isn’t about cricket. It’s about how he communicates with people. He understands me quite well. So, he knows how to push my buttons. He knows when to challenge me. He knows when to pump me up. When it comes to game time, we’ve got a good relationship in that I am sitting in the dugout, and I am asking him what he is thinking. I’m telling him what bowler I want to target when to send me out, he’s telling me sort of sit down and relax.” Stoinis added.