Delhi Capitals opening batsman David Warner who paved the way for the winning in their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad claims that “he didn’t need extra motivation” to play against his former franchise SRH.
David Warner Opens up on Playing against SRH
David Warner who leads SRH to win their maiden IPL trophy in 2016 was released by his franchise after being benched for many matches in IPL 2021.
The Australian opening batsman who regained his form during the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 was roped by Delhi Capitals for INR 6.25 crores in IPL 2022 mega auction.
Though Warner missed a couple of matches at the beginning of the season due to his national duties made an impressive performance so far in this season.
Batting at first Delhi Capitals scored 207 runs for 3 wickets loss at the end of the innings and restricted SRH to 186 runs and won the match.
David Warner who accolades as the player of the match says: “It’s a really nice wicket, I’ve had some success here. I knew if I played my strokes, it was going to come off. Challenging here in Mumbai with the humidity and I was cooked there towards the back end, I am getting older. Having Rovman at the other end was amazing. I was glad he was at the other end”.
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Many fans expected this kind of performance from David Warner right from the beginning of the tournament. Playing against their former franchise is not a new thing in the league matches but Warner’s story is different in this case.
Regarding this Warner says, “I didn’t need extra motivation (playing against SRH), we’ve seen what’s happened before in the past, it was good to get the win on the board. It was a little bit silly of me to try and run fast (while batting with Powell)”.
“He hit some clean and … gee … they go a long way. And even Livo (Livingstone) the other day – 117m. These guys are clearing these fences like anything. (On playing the switch-hit) I thought he (Bhuvi) was going to bowl a yorker, it was wider”.
As I tried to turn, I actually saw Jos play one recently, so I practised that in the nets. I bat right-handed in the nets against the spinners sometimes. You got to try these shots. I premeditated to try and reverse it, but when it was bowled there, I just tried to back-cut it and it came off.
I said to him (Rovman Powell), I am running two no matter what and I don’t care if I get run out. I am just glad he could clear the fence.
Brabourne witnessed the Masterclass of @davidwarner31 🤩
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 6, 2022
With the victory over SRH, Delhi Capitals jumped two places to fifth with 10 points from 10 matches while the Sunrisers slipped a spot to sixth after their third consecutive loss.