Australian top-order batter David Warner played a brilliant knock against his former team Sunrisers Hyderabad as he scored 92*, helping the Delhi Capitals post a total of 207/3. The stakes for the game were always high for Warner as he had a bad break-up with Hyderabad based franchise where he was dropped from the Playing XI while being the captain.
But after the match, Warner had an incredible moment with his former teammate and the captain of SRH Kane Williamson. The Aussie batter shared a selfie with Williamson on Instagram with a caption, “I have missed you bro @kane_s_w ❤️#cricket #mates.”
This picture indicates that the animosity between Warner and SRH is restricted to the management and not the players. Adding to this point, former Hyderabad players like Rashid Khan and Siddharth Kaul also commented positively on the picture. Kaul wrote, “So sweet” while Khan said, “Me too.” Another former SRH player Shreevats Goswami summed up the picture as he commented, “All class.”
During the post-match interview, David Warner talked about how he looked confident to score big runs. He also addressed how playing against the Orange army didn’t act as extra motivation. He said, “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. 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.”, Warner added.
Warner also talked about his switch-hit shot in the game, which went for a boundary.
“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 (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, ” he added.