Jake Fraser-McGurk.
Picture Supply : BCCI/IPL Jake Fraser-McGurk.

Australia’s younger batting star Jake Fraser-McGurk has taken the cricket followers in India by storm following his match-winning knock of 55 off 35 balls towards Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) on Friday (April 12). The suitable-handed batter smashed a quick-fire fifty on his IPL debut to assist Delhi decimate the Lucknow bowling assault and chase down 168 away from dwelling.

Identified for his aggressive batting show, Fraser-McGurk wasted no time in asserting his arrival within the cash-rich league as he smashed his second supply of the match for a most off Yash Thakur.

Naturally aggressive, Fraser-McGurk smashed three consecutive sixes towards Krunal Pandya and put him underneath an incredible quantity of strain. 

The 22-year-old opened up on his strategy to batting after the LSG recreation and revealed that he does not prefer to complicate it an excessive amount of.

“It is simply the identical factor I have been doing in each different recreation for the final eight months – watch the ball, react to it and play to your intuition,” Fraser-McGurk was quoted as saying by PTI.

The Aussie additionally revealed that the Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting had a phrase with him earlier than heading into bat and it had a relaxing impact on him.

“My instincts are aggressive, however earlier than I went out to bat, Ricky (Ponting) stated simply concentrate on the timing, center the ball, do not attempt to hit it too exhausting,” he added.

“That kind of helped me ease my nerves, went on the market and had an ideal innings, and hopefully proceed doing it.”

Fraser-McGurk is delighted to be part of Delhi Capitals and the IPL and talked about that the expertise of taking part in within the T20 carnival is “totally different to again dwelling”.

“It was a surreal second, clearly it hadn’t sunk in but taking part in within the IPL. It is simply a tremendous crew and organisation to be a part of,” he stated.

“It is a tremendous feeling with the ability to contribute to Delhi Capitals’ win and hopefully we hold this going. The environment out right here is unbelievable, stadiums are large, so many individuals and all the time loud. It is so much totally different to again dwelling,” he concluded.


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