When Marcus Stoinis Won Fans Over By Chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'

image-lnzpwqs5Marcus Stoinis plays for Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL

The cricketing world frequently offers tales of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and cultural appreciation. One such tale is that of the charismatic Australian all-rounder, Marcus Stoinis, whose bond with India has grown stronger over the years. 

Marcus Stoinis' wish on Ram Navami won Indian fans over

Currently in India for the World Cup 2023, Stoinis' love for the country and its culture is unquestionable and deeply endearing.

Stoinis isn't a stranger to the Indian shores. Thanks to his association with the IPL franchise, Lucknow Super Giants, he has spent a significant amount of time in the subcontinent. The bond, however, isn't just restricted to the cricketing circuit. Stoinis had showcased a touching gesture by embracing a significant aspect of Indian culture during the festival of Ram Navami.

In a video message shared by LSG's official Twitter handle ahead of IPL 2023, Stoinis greeted fans for the auspicious occasion. His heartwarming words, "Wishing you a very happy Ram Navami," followed by the devout chant, "Jai Shri Ram," with a candid smile, melted the hearts of many.

This delightful embrace of Indian traditions by an international cricketer quickly went viral, earning him admiration and respect from fans.

As far as the World Cup 2023 is concerned, Stoinis' journey has been a mix of highs and lows. So far, with a total of 46 runs across three innings, he hasn’t made the impact that many anticipated. However, cricket, being the unpredictable sport it is, witnessed Stoinis turning the tables in Australia's recent clash against Pakistan.

When Pakistan seemed set to chase down Australia’s target of 367, it was Stoinis who rose to the occasion, delivering crucial blows by dismissing both the Pakistani openers. His vital breakthroughs played a pivotal role in Australia clinching a 62-run win.

This victory marked a significant turnaround for the Aussies, who had previously suffered defeats against giants India and South Africa. The journey ahead is long and demanding, and Stoinis, with his all-round skills will be keen to bolster Australia’s pursuit of their sixth World Cup title.