On Tuesday night, tempers flared in the thrilling battle between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Even one of the coolest customers in the game, Marcus Stoinis, lost his head and busted out in the heat of the moment.
A furious Marcus Stoinis was caught screaming the expletives on the stump mic after the all-rounder was knocked over by the countryman Josh Hazlewood. Stoinis was carrying the LSG’s hopes chasing a stiff target of 182 posted by the Bangalore-based franchise.
However, the fall of Stoinis also brought down the curtains for LSG in the game. Marcus Stoinis tried his best to keep his side in the hunt with a well-made 24 runs off 15 deliveries. But the big all-rounder wasn’t pleased with himself and the bowler and vented out in frustration upon his dismissal.
Marcus Stoinis loses his cool, yells the F word
Lucknow Super Giants required 34 off the last two overs with Stoinis batting in the middle. Josh Hazlewood came to bowl the 19th over and dished out a very wide delivery, and Stoinis left it. However, the umpire deemed it a fair delivery because of the Stoinis movement in the crease. Nevertheless, it was a harsh call for the batter, and the all-rounder was left fuming.
On the very next delivery, Marcus Stoinis shuffled across early but missed the big heave towards the leg side. Instead, the ball brushed his pads ricocheted to the stumps. ‘The Hulk’ failed to control his emotions and let out a massive ‘F**k You,’ clearly audible on the stump mic.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore win the game to move to the 2nd spot
The Royal Challengers defeated the Super Giants by 18 runs to register their 5th win of the season. They now sit 2nd in the points table behind Gujarat Titans with five wins and two losses after seven games. Moreover, the Reds now have won two consecutive matches. In the next assignment, they will look to keep up the good pace as they face the struggling Mumbai Indians.