IPL 2022 – DC vs SRH

“My mind is like any other game,” David Warner said the same day before his first game against his former club Sunrisers Hyderabad, “just keep what you are doing until you practice, train and prepare for the game.”

Warner made 50 IPL 2022 matches sound like any other game, posted a lot on his Instagram handle, and a few days later the game could be buried in a pile of IPL cards. But realizing the magnitude of the incident, some fans responded, “it’s time for revenge”, others had written more with the Sunrisers, and another Sunrisers-loving group said, “let’s go easy, Davey.”

It was as if Warner scoring a big goal against the Sunrisers was inevitable, and the reasons were also out there, except that Warner himself didn’t say much. Warner scored 92 unbeaten runs in 58 yards to lead Delhi Capitals to their third 200-plus IPL in this IPL and a 21-run win against the Sunrisers and a Player-of-the-Match performance.

The manner in which Warner was evicted from the Sunrisers camp last season, the way he was left in the hotel room for another game and fired by team managers, sparked controversy and became a “painful pill to swallow” for. Warner.

A few weeks later, Warner changed its form to help Australia elevate their T20 World Cup title to the second most successful and win the Player-of-the-Series award. He continued: “When you are removed from the team that you have loved for so many years without any problem and you are deprived of the captaincy without a reason, it hurts.

How could his first game against the Sunrisers be another game there? Are all the scars healed?

Journalist Harsha Bhogle mocked Warner for pointing out Thursday by asking, “was there anything about today’s innings? Free speech, playing games, everything was perfect.”

Warner only talks about how he fights for friends, but nothing about the past.

“I think when you shake up here I’m looking for a wicket, it’s a very good wicket, and it doesn’t matter if you hit or not,” Warner said. “You know it ‘s going to be good and true and obviously I’ve been doing well here and playing my folders, I never thought about hitting the opportunities and just looking at the ball and hitting the ball. It would have come out and luckily it did.”

Bhogle did it again. “But it seems a lot more today especially when Rovman Powell is hitting, hitting six, you’re screaming so loud, was there a little today?”

Warner this time turned to a tough season. “Obviously this is a bit of a nightmare in Mumbai. I cooked there in the back, growing up and with Rovi on the other side, with the power to remove the fence, it was amazing. I was glad he was at the other end.”

Bhogle shook him again, and this time straight away. “You didn’t need encouragement today. I look at you and I still think Sunriser sometimes, to be honest.”

Warner also responded directly but did not disclose further details. “I didn’t need any more encouragement. We’ve all seen what happened before and it was just to get on board and get back on track.”

The truth came to light after the show when Star Sports housewife found the Capitals assistant and former Warner Australian counterpart Shane Watson. He was asked if there were any “little additions against his old side?”

“It was a lot more than just a little extra,” Watson said with a laugh. “He was ready for the team to face all the games, which in the end is what you have to do to get better and Davey brought in tonight. And everyone was fed up with that strength. You see how Rovman came in and he did so well for his strength.

“You can see the resilience he had tonight and he wants to make sure he did his best, didn’t give up anything in tonight’s game and he rode well.”

“This is an angry game by David Warner,” Kevin Pietersen said in response but Warner did not go too far and ensure that the team’s needs were met. He was 92 years old after over 19 but did not win the final. He would have made a hundred years against his former team when he had planned this with Powell, but when the two fighters met in the middle of the game before the final, Warner told Powell to go for a big shot without considering hitting him.

“At first I asked him if he wanted to try to hit a hundred but he said, ‘listen, it’s not the way cricket is played,’ and I tried to hit it as hard as I could. And I did,” Powell said in a post-Capitals innings.

When Warner was asked about the passing of 100 years, he said: “100%. And I told him I was running two, no matter what and I don’t care if I fail. If we get 200- plus… I thought 190 is a score but anything more than 200 [was good] and I said to him if he were there at the end, we could get 210-220. Then I am just happy that he removed the fence [in the last over]. “

Play for iplt20.comWatson then mocked Warner by asking, “Do you think you will have the same fire in your stomach in the next few games?”

“I always have a fire in my stomach, you know Shane,” Warner replied with a laugh as he scratched his head and Watson laughed out loud as he stood next to her.

Vishal Dikshit is an editorial assistant at ESPNcricinfo


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