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DC Took My Free Advice By Promoting Marcus Stoinis To Open- Virender Sehwag

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Delhi Capitals sent out Marcus Stoinis to open in the second qualifier against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The move turned out to be a masterstroke as Stoinis scored a quickfire 38 and gave Delhi a good start. He added 86 with Shikhar Dhawan inside the first nine overs to give Delhi a big advantage in the game. Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag in his new video on ‘Viru Ki Baithak’ said that the franchise took his free advice seriously.

In his recent video on the ‘Viru Ki Baithak’ series, Sehwag was seen analysing the second qualifier. He said that in his previous video he spoke about Stoinis opening the batting for Delhi Capitals, which the franchise thinktank took seriously. The move worked a big way in Delhi’s favor as they had a great advantage in the game. The partnership between Stoinis and Dhawan gave Delhi a great start and helped them to post a big total on the board. They finished at 189 after their 20 overs.

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In reply, Sunrisers were restricted on 172/8 in 20 overs to lose the game by 17 runs and bow out of the competition enabling DC to book a spot in the final against defending champions Mumbai Indians.

DC Took My Free Advice Seriously: Virender Sehwag

“Delhi Capitals opted to bat, but there was a surprise in store. Just as I had suggested, Marcus Stoinis opened the batting. I am telling you, they are all taking advantage of my free advice. Anyway, no issues. My work is to do good without any expectation of return or reward,” Sehwag said in his video.

With the move being a successful one, Delhi will look to open with him in the big final against Mumbai Indians as well. The final will be played on November 10 with both sides looking to make history. Delhi is looking for their maiden IPL title, while Mumbai Indians are looking for their fifth.

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