Mitchell Starc on prioritising Tests: I’ve sacrificed a while to spend extra time with Alyssa Healy

Mitchell Starc on prioritising Tests: I’ve sacrificed a while to spend extra time with Alyssa Healy
Mitchell Starc on prioritising Tests: I’ve sacrificed a while to spend extra time with Alyssa Healy

Australia quick bowler Mitchell Starc mentioned that he has sacrificed a while from Test cricket to spend extra time together with his spouse and Australia wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Dec 18, 2022 13:09 IST

Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy tied the knot in 2016. (Credits: Instagram/Starc)

By India Today Web Desk: Australia quick bowler Mitchell Starc and wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy are probably the most cherished {couples} within the cricketing fraternity. The pair by no means fail to take a while out and help one another in vital matches.

Starc mentioned that he has sacrificed a while of his Test profession to spend extra time with Healy. Starc and Healy, who’re childhood mates, bought married in 2016. The quick bowler not too long ago attended Australia ladies’s ultimate match in opposition to England on the 2022 ODI World Cup in New Zealand.

When requested whether or not he has priortised Tests, Starc mentioned: “I may need not prioritised it, I’ve sacrificed a while to spend extra time with Alyssa.”

Starc took his three hundredth Test wicket on Day 2 of the primary Test in opposition to South Africa in Brisbane on Sunday. Australia wrapped up the match on the second day after defeating the Proteas by six wickets.

Australia restricted South Africa to 152 earlier than placing up 218 within the first innings. In a surprising second innings, Australia bundled out South Africa for simply 99, because of Pat Cummins, who accomplished a five-wicket haul, and Starc and Scott Boland, who took two wickets every.

Chasing the goal of 34, Australia made a large number of the run chase by shedding 4 wickets. Eventually, the hosts gained the match within the eighth over.

“I’m not certain if I’ve ever performed a two-day Test. It was very fascinating to say the least,” Starc advised the broadcaster after the match. “I’ve loved my cricket and have been constant within the final two years.”

“I can imagine it as a result of it’s two nice bowling assaults going at one another. I feel it’s bowling assaults,” Starc on ending match on the second day. “I’ve at all times mentioned it’s best when there’s a contest between bat and ball. (Travis) Head was the distinction, you see the scorecard and discover out that was the case.”

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