David Warner on Thursday scripted a sweet revenge against his former IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad by slamming 92 runs off 58 balls. The opener helped the Delhi Capitals post a mammoth 207-run total in the first innings at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Warner smashed 12 boundaries and three maximums during his stay at the crease. He and Rovman Powell (67 off 35) shared a 122-run stand for the fourth wicket.
While Warner put an array of gorgeous shots on display, his switch hit to Bhuvneshwar Kumar stood out. It was on the first ball of the 19th over when the DC opener reversed his stance trying to target the mid-wicket region. But he got a little uneasy when the SRH pacer when too full wide of leg-stump. He however managed to get his bat down in time and guided the ball to fine of third man for a boundary.
“Warner ? Shot was lit #DCvSRH,” a Twitter user wrote.
“What was that shot, Warner? A late cut as a right-hander or a flick as a left-hander? ?,” another one tweeted.
“David Warner, man this guy is an entertainer. What an extraordinary shot man??” a third one said.
Warner and Powell’s efforts guided the Capitals to a 21-run win over Hyderabad.
Speaking about the shot, Warner, in the post match presentation, said that he practiced it in the nets after watching Jos Buttler play it.
“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 (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,” the DC opener said.