One of the best all-rounders in the world, the innings expected of England player Ben Stocks Century was seen against Mumbai Indians. Stokes scored an unbeaten 107, helping Rajasthan Royals (IPL 2020 Rajasthan vs Mumbai) win by 8 wickets. Stokes said after the innings that he was not much affected by outside noise. Actually, this time cricket fans are not able to watch the match in the stadium, seeing Corona. Many players have this habit that until the stadium is full and there is no noise, then they feel less.
Stokes’s good innings
Stokes insists that he is not much affected by ‘outside noise’ and focuses on his performance. The innings that Rajasthan Royals needed from Ben Stokes, they played against Mumbai Indians in the match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday and won their team by eight wickets with an unbeaten 107-run innings.
External noise doesn’t matter
Stokes scored an unbeaten 107 runs. He played 60 balls and hit 14 fours and three sixes. Stokes received the Man of the Match award for his outstanding performance. Stokes said during a conversation with Sanju Samson after the match, ‘External noise can affect people in different ways. It used to impress me when I was young. It took me time to understand that external noise does not mean much to me.
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He said, ‘It is all about being in the team. People have certain influence on your career. ‘ Stokes had scored 30, 19, 15, 41 and 5 before the match on Sunday. But on Sunday he played a bang and match-winning innings. Stokes shared a 152-run partnership for the third wicket with Samson. Stokes said, “Everyone in the team has been supporting me for the last three years. I know that I was not able to live up to their expectations. But getting the support of the people in the team is a big thing, so it was good to stand up to their expectations.
Rajasthan reached the sixth position
Thanks to Stokes’ match-winning innings, the Rajasthan Royals team has reached the sixth place with 10 points in the table. With this, the Royals’ hopes of reaching the playoffs have also come alive. The team will now have to win both the remaining matches with a good run rate. Rajasthan will play their next match against Kings XI Punjab on Friday and Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.
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