The lockdown has halted the most popular league, the Indian Premier League but the franchises are trying their best to keep engaging with their fans through the live session on social media sites. Recently, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) cricketers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow had a live chat on Instagram where they talked about missing the tournament. Also, the Australian cricketer took a dig at Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Jonny Bairstow was bought by SRH in the last edition while Warner has been the part of the franchise since 2014. The Australian cricketer has also captained the side before Kane Williamson took up the charge.
Bangalore don’t have an IPL Trophy: David Warner
During the candid Chat, Warner was quizzed to define the difference between SRH and other IPL teams. He said that the Hyderabad-based franchise is different because it has an IPL trophy while Bangalore hasn’t. The Aussie opener also added that he hopes that Kohli is watching this.
“Bangalore don’t have an IPL Trophy. I hope Virat (Kohli) is watching,” said Warner.
David Warner led the Sunrisers to their maiden IPL trophy in 2016 after defeating Virat Kohli-led RCB in the grand final. In 2018, the Orange army, led by Kane Williamson, again entered the final but was defeated against the MS Dhoni-led CSK.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers had entered three times the final, two times under Virat’s captaincy, but have failed to win it even once. Last time they entered the final in 2016 but couldn’t win the game against SRH. In that season, Virat was awarded the player of the series.
Virat is still searching for the trophy. He might have changed the fortune of the team this year but because of the pandemic, the IPL 2020 has been postponed and it might also get cancelled if the coronavirus lasted long.