Due to poor strike in the last few overs, Warner was out for 92* off 58 deliveries.
David Warner said he didn’t need any extra motivation to perform against his former team Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL match 50. It was clear why SRH removed him from captaincy and then from the playing XI in IPL 2021. However, he scored an undefeated 92 off 58 deliveries against his previous side.
He had a chance to reach a well-deserved century, but he didn’t get much strike in the last two overs. He also told Rovman Powell to focus on huge shots and not worry about his three-figure milestone. When asked about not scoring a century, Warner joked that he had left it to Jos Buttler, who has been racking up runs and tons for the Rajasthan Royals this season.
Warner also believes his daughters will be pleased that he has scored runs. They questioned him for not hitting tons like Buttler this season. “I hope they’re still sleeping but I assume they’re happy. But I didn’t get 100! Jeebiess, indeed! “I’ll leave the hundreds to Jos,” Warner said after the match.
Try new shots, advises Warner.
David Warner took on the opposition bowlers during his innings. He also stunned his former teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar with a switch-hit. Talking of the shot, the southpaw claimed that as a hitter one has to play unique shots in T20 cricket and also disclosed that he bats right-handed in the nets while facing the spinners.
“I thought he was bowling a yorker, it was broader. I saw Jos play one lately, so I practiced it in the nets. I occasionally bat right-handed against spinners. You have to try these. In the end, I just tried to back-cut it and it came off,” he said.