After winning their first match in this IPL season 2019, Royal Challengers Bangalore went proud with the match-winning partnership of AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis said batting next to Villiers made his job really easy. Stoinis remained unbeaten on 28 ensuring that the team won by eight-wicket against the Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. Marcus Stoinis walked in the stadium after the skipper of RCB, Virat Kohli had to return back to the crease. RCB needed 46 runs off 27 balls. Not only this but the team’s star players, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli scripted an immensely fruitful partnership of 85 runs hence aiding in the teams’ victory.
We needed it, it’s good to get to two points and get ourselves started says Stoinis
“I am pretty familiar with this ground, I have played here for three years. The more comforting factor is batting with AB de Villiers, that makes it easier,” said Stoinis. He further said that RCB needed this win desperately to stay in pace in this tournament. “We needed it, it’s good to get to two points and get ourselves started,” said Stoinis.
After Kohli got out, Stoinis went forth to take some advice from AB de Villiers on how to tackle the target. He said that he should just try to watch the ball and then keep his game simple. “Make sure to keep head straight, watch the ball, keep it simple and then once you get in think about which balls you want to target,” said Stoinis.
Make sure you keep coming back and get into contest with every single ball says Stoinis
He further praised Gayle saying that he is a world class player and has got a good form in playing the T20 cricket. “Main thing is every team has got world class players and they have got someone like Chris Gayle, who is arguably the best T20 player,” said Stoinis.
He went and congratulated the bowlers of RCB saying that they applied brakes during the middle overs and claimed wickets at regular intervals. “Make sure you keep coming back and get into contest with every single ball and that’s what our seam bowlers did, they did particularly well. They got hit early but all of them had good spells later and then our spinners controlled through the middle overs as there was a little bit of turn,” said Stoinis.