Abu Dhabi: Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis praised Shikhar Dhawan’s role in the Delhi Capitals (DC) performance leading up to the finals in the IPL 2020, saying he might not be a captain but a As a mentor, he has a lot of influence on the team and he is also consistently playing well.
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Stoinis is a fan of Dhawan
Dhawan has scored 603 runs in this IPL while Stoinis has taken 12 wickets with 352 runs. Due to the excellent performance of both, Delhi defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in the second qualifier. Stoinis said in the press conference after the match, ‘Shikhar has been unbelievable and has scored some great centuries. He guided us all. ‘
He said, ‘He is the leader within the team. He has immense energy and understanding of cricket. He has played a big role in my performance. I am so proud of them. He scored more than 600 runs this year. Hopefully, he will play another memorable innings in the final.
Opening experience worked
Stoinis, who started the innings in the Big Bash League, played the role of opener after Prithvi Shaw’s consistent failure in the IPL. He said, ‘Ricky talked to me about this, that I can start the innings. I prepared it.
Stoinis said, “I came in third in a match but if the target was 220 runs was not successful.” Regarding bowling, he said, ‘In T20 cricket it is important to stop more runs than taking wickets. I tried to do the same. We will now do our best in the final.