Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis had named former Australian captain Ricky Ponting as his idol when he was growing up. Stoinis aspired to become a cricketer during his days of yore. The former Australian captain, Ponting is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen in modern-day cricket, scored 27,486 runs in his international career.
He has been one of the most prolific Test batsmen ever as he has had a career average of above 50 in Test cricket after having played more than 150 Test matches and after having scored more than 13000 runs in the most extended format of the sport.
Marcus Stoinis Names Ricky Ponting As His Childhood Idol
“Ricky Ponting, my God, he has been my hero for a long time. And Matthew Hayden was the guy I wanted to bat like when I was growing up,” Stoinis said during a live chat on Delhi Capitals’ official Instagram handle.
Marcus Stoinis Expresses His Concerns Over The COVID-19 Pandemic
“I think we are pretty lucky here in Australia. It is obviously serious all over the world and we are taking it very seriously here. I am in Perth at the moment and everyone is in lockdown, you are allowed to go for a walk and exercise but apart from that it is pretty much staying at home,” Stoinis said.
“It (getting time to spend with the family) is a big positive. As bad as it is, the perks or the things that you can take away is that you get the time to spend at home and stay close to your loved ones,” he added.