Delhi Capitals all-rounder Marcus Stoinis had a memorable night with both bat and ball as his side defeated SunRisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in IPL 2020 Qualifier 2 to achieve the last for the first time in history. Stoinis scored 38 runs and also picked up three wickets and used to be awarded Player of the Mach for his all-round performance. After his side’s win, Stoinis used to be spotted carrying a Hulk miniature — a fictional character from Marvel Universe. Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer, after the game, asked Stoinis what does it symbolise to him and he revealed the mystery, giving a amusing reply. “It seems that that is what I am taking a look like when I celebrate my wickets,” Stoinis may also be heard telling Iyer in a video posted on IPL Twitter maintain. The video ends with Shreyas Iyer doing a fun impersonation of Stoinis’ walking style.
Meet The Hulk – Marcus Stoinis@MStoinis reveals the mystery in the back of the Hulk action figure, his pumped up celebrations & his all-round show against #SRH. DO NOT MISS – Captain @ShreyasIyer15 doing a fun Stoinis impersonation
WATCH https://t.co/mSmIcFkpOe #Dream11IPL pic.twitter.com/8B685LP4Jw
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) November 9, 2020
Sharing a link of the whole conversation between the two, IPL tweeted: “Meet The Hulk – Marcus Stoinis. @MStoinis reveals the mystery in the back of the Hulk action figure, his pumped up celebrations & his all-round show against #SRH. DO NOT MISS – Captain @ShreyasIyer15 doing a fun Stoinis impersonation”.
Delhi had exited the tournament at the same stage final year and their players came out in this match with a fearless approach. The team management sent Stoinis to open the innings alongside Shikhar Dhawan and the Australian all-rounder got Delhi off to a flying start, scoring 38 off 27 balls with the assistance of five fours and one maximum.
Except for his batting, Stoinis also starred with the ball, taking key wickets of Manish Pandey and SRH top-scorer Kane Williamson to turn the tide in his side’s favour.
With Williamson and young Abdul Samad going tough at DC bowlers, the game used to be polite poised but Stoinis given Delhi with a very powerful breakthrough, dismissing the New Zealand skipper in the 17th over.
He used to be the second one most successful bowler for Delhi on the night in the back of pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada, returning with figures of 3 for 26 from his three overs.
Delhi will now face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the summit conflict on November 10.
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