Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has recently opened up on his time with the Delhi Capitals in the recently-concluded IPL 2022, claiming that it was ‘cursed’. However, he also admitted that he loved his time in the tournament after recovering from an injury and then COVID-19 as well. Marsh, who travelled to Pakistan before IPL 2022, missed the entire white-ball series due to a hip flexor injury. And, after the game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he was tested positive for COVID-19.
While speaking to cricket.com.au, Mitchell Marsh has said that he felt cursed by his time in India due to setbacks. He said: “After my first couple of weeks there I thought that I was cursed in India. I got through my initial injury – which was very minor – but then to play one game and get COVID, it was a bit of a shaky start. But once I got going, it was nice to put a few consistent performances on the board. I absolutely loved my time there.”
The veteran batter has played his first game of IPL 2022 against RCB as well. With the Capitals chasing 190 for victory, Michell Marsh could only manage a 24-ball 14 as his side fell 16 runs short of the target. He returned with a few cameos and a 62-ball 89 against the Royals as well. He will next play in the three-game T20 series against Sri Lanka, starting on June 7 in Colombo. He has also made it to the Test and ODI squads.
“Everyone speaks about him so much and what he’s achieved in the game, but I got a real sense of how much he cares for his players – I guess that’s probably what he was like as a captain and a leader of a team. Just the way he makes you feel – he made me feel like I was a really important player for Delhi. You gain confidence from that when a leader instills that sort of confidence in you,” Mitchell Marsh concluded.