David Warner
David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner took full responsibility for the team’s loss in CSK vs SRH last night in Delhi.

David Warner on Loss vs CSK

The Australian batsman said that he took too many balls to score his 57, which is not acceptable in T20 cricket. Warner scored 57 off 55 balls and batted for the first 17 overs of the first innings.

“I take full responsibility. The way that I batted was obviously very slow. Obviously, I hit a lot of fielders and was very, very frustrated. Look I take full responsibility from the batting point of view. I felt Manish [Pandey] coming back into the team, the way that he batted was exceptional. And obviously Kane [Williamson] and Kedar [Jadhav] towards the back end there, they put some boundaries away and got us to a respectable total. I felt that we were probably just below par from where we were. But yeah look, at the end of the day, I’ll take full responsibility,” Warner said at the post-match presentation.

“I hit probably 15 good shots to fielders, [as] simple as that,” he said. “I can’t do much about it. They’re the ones that make or break your innings I think. In the first six overs, I hit [to] the fielder four or five times. There was one guy on the leg side, I hit it straight to him with a full toss. It gets frustrating as a batsman when you’re out there. But at the end of the day, I took too many balls.”

Warner praised Manish Pandey’s inning and welcomed him back into the playing XI, saying “He batted exceptionally well”. Warner credited Kane Williamson and Kedar Jadhav for helping the team reach a respectable total in the end as the duo came in and scored some quick runs.

Trevor Bayliss’s View

The Sunrisers’ coach Trevor Bayliss acknowledged that Warner was finding it tough but backed his captain to come good at the post-match press conference.

“Look I think David will be the first to admit he struggled to hit the gaps today,” Bayliss said. “He hit a lot of balls to the field today. Obviously, with David that doesn’t happen a lot. Tonight it did, so yeah that put us a bit behind the eight-ball, but the other guys batted really well in a team effort. Unfortunately, 170 [171] wasn’t quite enough. I thought they bowled pretty well and then obviously batted well.”

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