BBL 2018-19: Marcus Stoinis laughs off Kane Richardson’s imitation of The Hulk celebration

first_imgMarcus Stoinis was in the thick of things in the Melbourne derby of Big Bash League 2018-19 at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. Playing for the Melbourne Stars on Saturday, the Australia all-rounder picked up three wickets and then smashed a 65-ball 70 to help his team move from the last spot to fifth on the table.Stoinis had starred with both the bat and the ball in the three-match ODI series against India. He scored 86 runs, including a match-winning 47 in Sydney, and picked up four wickets even as Australia ended up losing their first bilateral series against India at home.After featuring in the third ODI against India in Melbourne on Friday, Stoinis returned to BBL action the following day and came up with an all-round effort for the Stars against the Melbourne Renegades.Stoinis had become a rage on social media during the ODI series with his “Hulk” celebrations. The all-rounder celebrated his wickets against India by flexing his biceps in a bid to imitate the Marvel character.THE STOIN ???? #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2019Kane Richardson gets Handscomb, turns to Marcus Stoinis and pulls out the Hulk celebration! ??Don’t poke the bear, Kane! #BBL08 Big Bash League (@BBL) January 19, 2019Kane Richardson got me by surprise: StoinisAnd when Melbourne Renegades pacer Kane Richardson tried to mimic Stoinis in the middle on Saturday, the latter laughed the imitation off.Richardson dismissed Stars batsman Peter Handscomb and then turned towards non-striker, Stonis before coming up with his own version of “the hulk” celebration.advertisement”I just want to put it out there, I love Kane Richardson… I didn’t know he was going to do that but it’s bloody funny I was actually speechless, he got me by surprise, so 1-0 to Kane,” Stoinis told Fox Cricket after the BBL clash.Richardson himself conceded he doesn’t have the physicality of Stoinis to pull off the celebration: “The one-dayer the other day when he got that wicket, he carried on like an absolute goose so I would have preferred if it was him. Look at me, I’m ‘spaghetti arms’ they call me, try to cover them up with tattoos.”The Renegades were restricted to just 121, thanks to Stoinis’s three-wicket haul. The Stars were able to gun down the total with four balls to spare despite the likes of Handscomb, Ben Dunk and captain Glenn Maxwell get out for single-digit scores. Former West Indies all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo slammed a 9-ball 17 to help them cross the finish line.Also read | India vs Australia: MS Dhoni is back with a vengeance, says Allan BorderAlso Read | 3 legends, 1 photo. Australian Open trolled over Federer, Kohli, Anushka photo captionlast_img read more


Neymar targets Romario goal record

first_imgEngland v Brazil Neymar targets Romario’s Brazil milestone Raisa Simplicio Last updated 1 year ago 21:11 11/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Neymar Brasil Paraguai Eliminatorias 2018 28032017 MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP/Getty Images England v Brazil Brazil England Friendlies Neymar The PSG star can pull level with ‘Shortie’ on official international goals if he can do something he’s never done before – score against England The best Brazilian of his generation, Neymar will be out to make yet more history on Tuesday when he trots out at Wembley to face England on the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour.The 25-year-old has already surpassed Zico in Brazil goals and is now closing in on the record of former great Romario.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Willian | Neymar moved to tears | EXCLUSIVE: Renato AugustoPSG star Neymar has hit 53 goals in just 82 games for the Selecao. Eternal idol Zico sits just behind him on 48.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And now Neymar, far and away the top scorer among Brazilian players still active in the game, is looking up at ‘Shortie’ Romario, sitting just two goals behind the former PSV and Barcelona man.That he will eventually surpass Romario is inevitable, but if he wants to reach the milestone in 2017 then it will all come down to this evening’s clash at Wembley. To match Romario to night, Neymar will need to do score his first ever goal against England. In two previous matches against football’s inventors, a draw and a defeat, Brazil’s no.10 was firing blanks.With Romario’s record now in sight, a brace against the English would see him draw level and then set about targeting the records of two all-time greats: Ronaldo and Pele. The second-highest scorer in the history of the national team, Ronaldo hit 67 goals, while three-time world champions Pele has 77.#CBGT London – Sunday’s #Brasil training session [via CBF]— Brasil Global Tour (@BGT_ENG) November 13, 2017It is worth mentioning that these figures are only from official matches recognised by world governing body FIFA.Taking into account unofficial matches and those played by teams that were not the full senior international side, Neymar is fifth behind Pele, Ronaldo, Zico and Romario.last_img read more