IPL 2019: David Warner Has Worked On His Mental Strength – Tom Moody
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman David Warner made a stunning comeback to top tier cricket in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody admitted that the southpaw worked on his technical and mental aspect of the game during his 12-month ban.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia banned Warner and his teammate Steven Smith in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal during Cape Town Test against South Africa. As David Warner eyes redemption, he made a stunning comeback with scores of 85, 69, and hundred in the last three IPL matches. Also, he is currently the Orange Cap holder for the highest run-scorer in the league so far. Tom Moody hailed the Aussie cricketer saying him as unique. He also added that Warner has been preparing for this comeback for the last six months.
“I think we’ve seen over his career what makes him unique as a player. Yes, he’s had to sit out of top-flight cricket, international cricket, for 12 months. But David Warner has been preparing for six months, too, for his comeback,” Moody said.
It was more of mental stability: Moody
Furthermore, Tom Moody said that although David Warner played a couple of franchise cricket yet the standard was not the same. Also, everybody is aware of Warner’s technicality so the cricketer had to work on his mental strength. Moody feels the southpaw welcomed IPL as a platform to regain his legitimacy.
“He’s played a couple of franchise tournaments over that 12-month period. He has obviously played club cricket in Sydney as well. Okay, it’s not the same standard, but he’s been preparing more mentally and technically.
“His game technically is relatively sound, so it’s the case of getting him sorted mentally and he welcomed the start of this tournament and for him to get back on the horse, so to speak,” he added.
Warner in a good mind space
Furthermore, Tom Moody added that David Warner is currently in a good frame of mind. The former Australian cricketer turned coach also added the Warner has come back with a lot of determination and with a thirst to prove.
“He is in a very good place. He has come back full of enthusiasm, full of determination and with a lot to prove,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, David Warner will look to keep up the good and score more runs for the Sunrisers Hyderabad when they take Delhi Capitals next on April 4 (Thursday) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
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