AUS vs SL: Mitchell Marsh, Sunil Gavaskar Engaged In Hilarious Conversation; Aussie All-rounder Comes Up With Epic Response
AUS vs. SL, ODI World Cup 2023: Following his pivotal role in the triumph, Marsh spoke with the broadcaster and responded to a lighthearted query posed by Indian cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar.
Australia's star all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was one of the main contributors to his team's first victory in the current ODI World Cup 2023 on Monday against Sri Lanka.
At the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, he produced his first half-century of the competition, amassing 52 runs in 51 balls to help his team defeat Sri Lanka by five wickets.
After losing their opening two games against South Africa and India, Australia gained the first two points in the tournament with this victory.
Following his pivotal role in the triumph, Marsh spoke with the broadcaster and responded to a lighthearted query posed by Indian cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar.
When Gavaskar questioned Marsh about the coaching he received from his father Geoff, Marsh responded with a fantastic joke.
Taking aim at Mitchell Marsh's strike rate, Gavaskar, who had faced Geoff, the father of the all-round player, said that the all-rounder must have learned this style of play from his father, who played in a different way.
Mitchell retorted that he is merely attempting to atone for his father's low strike rates.
"Have you never learned how to play like this from your father? "Because all you're doing is BANG, BANG, BANG," Gavaskar remarked, making defensive movements. "I'm just making up for his poor strike rates," Marsh retorted.
Marsh expressed his satisfaction at having delivered a strong performance that helped Australia win the crucial match. The five-time champions' dreams of making the semi-finals are still alive after the victory.
We had an incredibly successful day. After a poor start, we were under some pressure going into the game, but today's seasoned players performed well. We've left. Though there was a great deal of hurt [after the loss to South Africa], I wouldn't describe it as soul-searching. That should be a first step in the correct way for us. merely compensating for his father's strike rate. Tonight, I thought I was hitting good, and I think I got ahead of myself (on the run-out).
"The boys were at ease, and our last approach was excellent. In fact, I tried to pull one over, but I was stopped. With Zampa, Maxwell, Stoin, and three quicks, we have a tonne of possibilities. Cummins has a composed manner at all times. He has excellent bowling changes and a great bowling motion. Inglis enjoys competition and is a fighter. He supports his abilities and plays spin well. "He's powerful, to start with, and hopefully this is just the beginning of a long career for him," Marsh remarked following the match.