IPL 2020

David Warner Revealed Why He Demoted Himself To Number 4 Against KKR

David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner felt heartbroken after losing the just concluded match to Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Unlike always, Warner demoted himself down the order to no.4 and almost took his side home but Lockie Ferguson changed the fate of the game with his stunning bowling in the Super-Over.

With his powerful knock of 47 off 33 balls, David Warner scripted history as he became the first foreign player to amass 5000 runs during a KKR clash. Before this knock, only three players – all Indian — Virat Kohli (5759), Suresh Raina (5368), and Rohit Sharma (5149).

In the pursuit to chase the target runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad came out to bat with a new pair this time — Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow took the charge at the top, whereas David Warner held himself back. Following their 57-run stand of Jonny and Kane, the wickets started falling in quick successions.

However, David Warner held the match and remained unbeaten till the last ball. He scored 47 runs and smashed 5 fours during his crucial knock. The team performed brilliantly in the end, only to lose the game to Kolkata Knight Riders in a thriller Super-Over.

Later, after the match, during the post-match presentation, David Warner revealed why he demoted himself. He revealed:

“I don’t know where to start. At the end of the day, we probably leaked a few too many in the middle overs and at the back end. For us it’s about finishing games and we’ve failed the last 2-3 occasions. Not at all in two minds about bowling first. I thought this was a nice wicket that wouldn’t change and to be fair it didn’t. 165 was about par. We lost wickets at crucial times again. Kane had to open because he had a slight niggle with his adductor. Will need some physio work.”

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