David Warner on his return to IPL cricket scored a three-ball duck against Delhi Capitals. He was dismissed by South African pacer Anrich Nortje after a brief stay at the crease. SRH lost the game and now are in a desperate situation to make it to the final four. They need to win all their remaining six games to give themselves a chance of making it to the final four.
Meanwhile, Kevin Pietersen, the former England captain said that he was not surprised to see David Warner to get out on a duck. Pietersen further reasoned that the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) pace bowling duo of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada know how to bowl to David Warner.
“Nortje and Rabada know how to bowl to David Warner. I think Rabada has knocked him over 4-5 times already. So they know and understand how to bowl to Warner. I am not surprised actually. I think this was a real tough game for Warner,” said Pietersen in a chat on Star Sports.
It Was A Real Tough Game For David Warner: Kevin Pietersen
KP further said that ideally, David Warner would not have liked to face the South African duo on his return game. The Protean pace duo picked over 50 wickets last season and are in the race for the purple cap this season as well.
“He would have thought last night ‘Oh no, not Delhi Capitals. Not Rabada and Nortje. Not these two. Give me Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, somebody else and I am actually going to find a way’. These two know how to bowl to him and they knocked him over cheaply,” concluded Pietersen.
Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Punjab Kings next on Saturday. Meanwhile, later tonight Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.