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“I thought I was cursed in India”

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has started his time with the Delhi Capitals in the recently concluded IPL season, saying it was ‘cursed’. However, the seam bowling all-rounder admitted he loved his stint in the tournament after recovering from injury and COVID-19.

Marsh, who toured Pakistan for IPL 2022, missed the entire white-ball series due to a hip flexor injury. After the match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the all-rounder tested positive for COVID-19.

Nevertheless, the Western Australian made some impressive cameos, including a match-winning knockout against the Rajasthan Royals.

Mitchell Marsh told cricket.com.au that he felt cursed by his time in India due to repeated setbacks. The 30-year-old said:

“After my first few weeks there I thought I was cursed in India. I came through my first injury – which was very minor – but when I played one game and got COVID it was a bit of a shaky start. But once I went getting started, it was nice to put some consistent performances on the board. I absolutely loved my time there.”

The righthanded batter played his first game of IPL 2022 against RCB but didn’t get going. While the Capitals were chasing 190 for the win, Marsh struggled with a 24-ball 14 as his side fell 16 runs behind goal. He bounced back with a few cameos and a 62-ball 89 against the Royals.

“I really have an idea of ​​how much he cares about his players” – Mitchell Marsh on Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting. (Image credit: Getty)
Ricky Ponting. (Image credit: Getty)

The 30-year-old looked back on his time with Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting and praised the Aussie for the confidence he had instilled in him. Mitchell Marsh added:

“Everyone talks so much about him and what he’s accomplished in the game, but I really have an idea of ​​how much he cares about his players. He was probably like that as a captain and leader of a team. The way he makes you feel – he made me feel like I was a really important player for Delhi. That’s what gives you confidence when a leader instills that kind of confidence in you.”

The veteran cricketer will play the next part in the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka, which starts in Colombo on June 7. The all-rounder also made the Test and ODI squads.


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