Rajasthan v Pune, IPL 2013, Jaipur May 6, 2013

Binny enjoying role of finisher

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Stuart Binny is enjoying his role as finisher with Rajasthan Royals, he said, after propelling them to victory in a high-scoring game against Pune Warriors on Sunday night. Binny hit 32 not out of 13 balls to help Royals get to their target of 179 with a ball and five wickets to spare, and thus keep their 100% record in Jaipur this year intact.

"At the moment I am totally enjoying it [finishing games]. I started off at No. 4 in the tournament and now I have come down to No. 6," he told the IPL site after the match. "At Nos. 5, 6 you get an opportunity to finish the game. I have been batting really well. I have been watching the ball and when the ball is in my area I score boundaries quickly."

This was the fifth time Binny finished not out in 11 innings, and he said he was confident of chasing down the target given the nature of the pitch. "There is always pressure chasing but the wicket turned out to be an excellent batting strip so we knew that even if we were chasing 50 runs in 25 balls it was always possible. We thought the ball would swing a bit more but it really didn't do much as it was a pretty flat batting track. When we spoke in the mid-innings break we spoke about just going through and batting all the overs and with a wicket like this we could definitely get runs on the board."

Royals needed 43 off the final four when Binny took apart Rahul Sharma in the 17th over, and it had come down to 28 needed off 16 when Sanju Samson came to bat. At that point, Binny said, Samson delivered just what was needed: "We knew that we didn't want to keep too much for the last over, so we tried to push in the 18th over and it came off well. Sanju came and played well to get a boundary off the first ball, and it took a bit of pressure off me as well."

Samson was out off the second ball of the final over, leaving James Faulkner on strike with four needed off four. "At that time we were just looking to get bat on ball and find the gap. The point fielder is on the line so you can really run one run there. So the communication between Faulkner and me was just to get bat on ball," Binny said. "And fortunately we got two runs off that ball, which took some pressure off me again as well.

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  • Jaybee_Knockout on May 6, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    I agree that Stuart is almost a cricketer par excellence. Having known Roger personally, from our frquenting the Catholic Club in Bangalore in the 80's and 90's, I must add that Stuart does not resemble his dad very much, except for the fight they have in them for the wellbeing of the team, and their love of the sport. I just pray that he be given the chance to represent India, at which ever format, and emulate his dad

  • RajeshNaik on May 9, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    From last 2 years Binny is 'playing': by that I mean he is performing. Prior to that for 6 seasons he just did time pass in the Karnataka team. He was in the team for being someone's son just like Udit Patel who was also in Karnataka team for being someone's son. Unlike Udit, Binny had talent which was not being put to use. To his credit Binny realised, albeit lately that from now on (after Kumble became KSCA head) his place in the Karnataka team is not guaranteed and he hit the gym, shed weight and suddenly started performing! I wish only if he had realised it 3-4 years earlier. Now junior Binny is an important member of Karnataka team from last 2 seasons. And nice to see him doing well for RR.

  • on May 7, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    RR reinventing the players which were warming benches for MI... good for RR and Stuart and ajinkya

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on May 6, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    Junior Binny must have made the Senior Binny proud. Thank you Stuart for your contributions towards RR's success thus far. Your contribution is just phenomenal. Keep going dude!

  • YogifromNY on May 6, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    Very impressive cricketer and seems to be a very balanced human being, much like his father. Agree with Sir.Ivor that Bangalore seems to produce quality cricketers who are also humble by nature. (I am not from anywhere near Bangalore or the south of India, for the record!). Hopefully, he can go on to perform even better in the rest of the IPL and other tournaments and get picked for future India teams.

  • Karunk on May 6, 2013, 13:43 GMT

    Good T20 player. Aggressive batsman, nippy bowler and athletic fielder. Should be considered for Indian T20 team before it is too late. He will be 29 soon.

  • on May 6, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Not sure why he is not in indian Team

  • on May 6, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    Hes quicker bowler then Irfan Pathan...and bats much better...shudnt Binny be given a look at in a TeamIndia T20 side ?

    Fielding is very good...dropped his puppy fat and looks good for it...positive attitude and well spoken young man...surely Selectors have given some thought for him

  • Sir.Ivor on May 6, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    I fully endorse the views of ravi_hari. Stuart Binny is a really good allrounder who bats and bowls well and more than all that he has the nervelessness that we saw so much in his father Roger. Totally uncontroversial and humble, Stuart Binny should be a regular feature in the Indian team if not for the ODIs at least the 20/20 games. It is something which most of the boys from Bangalore have in great measure. Humility. Like Rahul,Anik and Javagal apart from others before them, Stuart is the same. In limited over games players need a calm temperament. That is where match-winners come into play. I only wish the selectors would reward such excellent players. Regarding Anil Hanagud's comment, I wonder if he has actually seen Roger Binny. He was always clean shaven. Stuart's bowling run up is a bit similar to Roger's but beard and moustache I am not sure who he is referring to.Possibly Chetan Sharma ! The thing with Roger's bowling run up was that if it fell in rythym, he was lethal.

  • on May 6, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    Happy to see a Kerala boy performing well and thanks to Dravid to give these youngsters a chance. there are many more to come from Kerala.....

  • Jaybee_Knockout on May 6, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    I agree that Stuart is almost a cricketer par excellence. Having known Roger personally, from our frquenting the Catholic Club in Bangalore in the 80's and 90's, I must add that Stuart does not resemble his dad very much, except for the fight they have in them for the wellbeing of the team, and their love of the sport. I just pray that he be given the chance to represent India, at which ever format, and emulate his dad

  • RajeshNaik on May 9, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    From last 2 years Binny is 'playing': by that I mean he is performing. Prior to that for 6 seasons he just did time pass in the Karnataka team. He was in the team for being someone's son just like Udit Patel who was also in Karnataka team for being someone's son. Unlike Udit, Binny had talent which was not being put to use. To his credit Binny realised, albeit lately that from now on (after Kumble became KSCA head) his place in the Karnataka team is not guaranteed and he hit the gym, shed weight and suddenly started performing! I wish only if he had realised it 3-4 years earlier. Now junior Binny is an important member of Karnataka team from last 2 seasons. And nice to see him doing well for RR.

  • on May 7, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    RR reinventing the players which were warming benches for MI... good for RR and Stuart and ajinkya

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on May 6, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    Junior Binny must have made the Senior Binny proud. Thank you Stuart for your contributions towards RR's success thus far. Your contribution is just phenomenal. Keep going dude!

  • YogifromNY on May 6, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    Very impressive cricketer and seems to be a very balanced human being, much like his father. Agree with Sir.Ivor that Bangalore seems to produce quality cricketers who are also humble by nature. (I am not from anywhere near Bangalore or the south of India, for the record!). Hopefully, he can go on to perform even better in the rest of the IPL and other tournaments and get picked for future India teams.

  • Karunk on May 6, 2013, 13:43 GMT

    Good T20 player. Aggressive batsman, nippy bowler and athletic fielder. Should be considered for Indian T20 team before it is too late. He will be 29 soon.

  • on May 6, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Not sure why he is not in indian Team

  • on May 6, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    Hes quicker bowler then Irfan Pathan...and bats much better...shudnt Binny be given a look at in a TeamIndia T20 side ?

    Fielding is very good...dropped his puppy fat and looks good for it...positive attitude and well spoken young man...surely Selectors have given some thought for him

  • Sir.Ivor on May 6, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    I fully endorse the views of ravi_hari. Stuart Binny is a really good allrounder who bats and bowls well and more than all that he has the nervelessness that we saw so much in his father Roger. Totally uncontroversial and humble, Stuart Binny should be a regular feature in the Indian team if not for the ODIs at least the 20/20 games. It is something which most of the boys from Bangalore have in great measure. Humility. Like Rahul,Anik and Javagal apart from others before them, Stuart is the same. In limited over games players need a calm temperament. That is where match-winners come into play. I only wish the selectors would reward such excellent players. Regarding Anil Hanagud's comment, I wonder if he has actually seen Roger Binny. He was always clean shaven. Stuart's bowling run up is a bit similar to Roger's but beard and moustache I am not sure who he is referring to.Possibly Chetan Sharma ! The thing with Roger's bowling run up was that if it fell in rythym, he was lethal.

  • on May 6, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    Happy to see a Kerala boy performing well and thanks to Dravid to give these youngsters a chance. there are many more to come from Kerala.....

  • ravi_hari on May 6, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    Eversince he made his entry into ICL Binny has been giving good performances especially with the bat. He is a very useful allrounder. After ICL he came into IPL and the first 2 seasons went very quiet. From the last season he started delivering and continued to do so in domestic circuit too. He toured with the India A team and did reasonably well. However, under Dravid, he really blossomed this year in IPL. T20 gives players like Binny a lot of opportunity to perform. They need to bowl 2 to 3 tidy overs, field well and score quickly while batting. They will get about 12 to 15 deliveries to bat each match and have to make the most of it. Binny has been successful because he and his captain believed in his abilities. Like his father Roger Binny, Sturat also seems to maintain a low profile and lets his game do the talking. A very useful cricketer to have around and given a chance can prove himself at the highest level i.e. T20 internationals and ODIs. Well done Stuart, keep it up.

  • on May 6, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    it is good to see playing all Karnataka players get runs on this match

  • rtom on May 6, 2013, 11:30 GMT

    Roger Binny should be proud to see his lad performing at the highest level !

  • on May 6, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    All Stuart Binny needs to do is grow a mustache and a beard to look exactly like his father. His actions and mannerisms are the same as his father.

  • on May 6, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    All Stuart Binny needs to do is grow a mustache and a beard to look exactly like his father. His actions and mannerisms are the same as his father.

  • rtom on May 6, 2013, 11:30 GMT

    Roger Binny should be proud to see his lad performing at the highest level !

  • on May 6, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    it is good to see playing all Karnataka players get runs on this match

  • ravi_hari on May 6, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    Eversince he made his entry into ICL Binny has been giving good performances especially with the bat. He is a very useful allrounder. After ICL he came into IPL and the first 2 seasons went very quiet. From the last season he started delivering and continued to do so in domestic circuit too. He toured with the India A team and did reasonably well. However, under Dravid, he really blossomed this year in IPL. T20 gives players like Binny a lot of opportunity to perform. They need to bowl 2 to 3 tidy overs, field well and score quickly while batting. They will get about 12 to 15 deliveries to bat each match and have to make the most of it. Binny has been successful because he and his captain believed in his abilities. Like his father Roger Binny, Sturat also seems to maintain a low profile and lets his game do the talking. A very useful cricketer to have around and given a chance can prove himself at the highest level i.e. T20 internationals and ODIs. Well done Stuart, keep it up.

  • on May 6, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    Happy to see a Kerala boy performing well and thanks to Dravid to give these youngsters a chance. there are many more to come from Kerala.....

  • Sir.Ivor on May 6, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    I fully endorse the views of ravi_hari. Stuart Binny is a really good allrounder who bats and bowls well and more than all that he has the nervelessness that we saw so much in his father Roger. Totally uncontroversial and humble, Stuart Binny should be a regular feature in the Indian team if not for the ODIs at least the 20/20 games. It is something which most of the boys from Bangalore have in great measure. Humility. Like Rahul,Anik and Javagal apart from others before them, Stuart is the same. In limited over games players need a calm temperament. That is where match-winners come into play. I only wish the selectors would reward such excellent players. Regarding Anil Hanagud's comment, I wonder if he has actually seen Roger Binny. He was always clean shaven. Stuart's bowling run up is a bit similar to Roger's but beard and moustache I am not sure who he is referring to.Possibly Chetan Sharma ! The thing with Roger's bowling run up was that if it fell in rythym, he was lethal.

  • on May 6, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    Hes quicker bowler then Irfan Pathan...and bats much better...shudnt Binny be given a look at in a TeamIndia T20 side ?

    Fielding is very good...dropped his puppy fat and looks good for it...positive attitude and well spoken young man...surely Selectors have given some thought for him

  • on May 6, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Not sure why he is not in indian Team

  • Karunk on May 6, 2013, 13:43 GMT

    Good T20 player. Aggressive batsman, nippy bowler and athletic fielder. Should be considered for Indian T20 team before it is too late. He will be 29 soon.

  • YogifromNY on May 6, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    Very impressive cricketer and seems to be a very balanced human being, much like his father. Agree with Sir.Ivor that Bangalore seems to produce quality cricketers who are also humble by nature. (I am not from anywhere near Bangalore or the south of India, for the record!). Hopefully, he can go on to perform even better in the rest of the IPL and other tournaments and get picked for future India teams.