Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has shared the reasons why he joined the Lucknow Super Giants ahead of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). He has also said that the former legendary spinner Shane Warne has left his mark with the Rajasthan Royals which inspired him to build something from the scratch. However, Stoinis was one of three cricketers alongside KL Rahul and Ravi Bishnoi to be selected by the Super Giants prior to the mega auction.
However, he couldn’t contribute much as he managed to score only 156 runs in 11 matches with a strike rate of 147.17 as well. On the other hand, the Super Giants’ inaugural campaign has ended in the playoffs as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat them in the Eliminator as well. While speaking to Cricbuzz, Stoinis has shared that he is excited for the next two years and he also wants to do well in the World Cups and do something big in the IPL too.
He said: “For cricket, the things that are exciting me the most are the World Cups coming up. And the IPL with this new franchise. The big reason I wanted to sign for Lucknow was to help build something from scratch. Have a blank canvas to work with, in the company of someone like KL Rahul and Sanjeev to build something that you can look back on in 10-15 years.”
However, Marcus Stooinis has played for the Delhi Capitals too in 2020 and 2021 and he had smashed 352 runs in 17 matches at 25.14, with a strike rate of 148.52. And, he also picked up 13 wickets at 21.77 as well in the 13th season as well.
“Yeah I think so. I think if you asked me when I was a kid that this is how my life was going to turn out and I’d be playing for Australia and playing around the IPL and doing all these things then I’d be absolutely over the moon. I think at times I didn’t know what I was signing up for. So, that’s definitely had its own challenges. But yeah, I am excited about the next couple of years and what that means with Australian cricket, World Cups coming up and part of a brand new franchise in the IPL and building something with some really good people there. I couldn’t really be asking for anything more from my cricket career for sure,” Marcus Stoinis signed off.