Experienced Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has given a big reaction to playing for the Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.
Lucknow Super Giants’ all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has explained why he wanted to play only for Lucknow Super Giants. According to Marcus, like his idol Shane Warne, he also wanted to go to a team that was making a completely new beginning.
Before the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Mega Auction, Marcus Stoinis was selected by the Lucknow Super Giants team through draft. He was selected in the team along with KL Rahul and Ravi Bishnoi. However, he could not perform as per the expectations. Stoinis could only manage 156 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 147.17.
During a conversation with Cricbuzz, Marcus Stoinis said that he is very excited for the coming years. He said that he is very excited to be a part of the new franchise as he looks to contribute his part in building and grooming a new team.
He added that together with captain KL Rahul and owner Sanjiv Goenka, they are looking to build a team that can pose challenge for the next 10 to 15 years.
“The big reason I wanted to sign for Lucknow was to help build something from scratch,” said the Aussie all-rounder.
He continued that not everyone gets a chance to play with a new franchise, then mentioned how Shane Warne captained the Rajasthan Royals to first IPL Trophy and how he is still part of the team and the culture that he has brought to the team.