SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner has lauded his team’s youngsters and credited them with their second win in the IPL 2020. SRH had the won the toss and decided to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium against CSK. The opening four couldn’t sum up much score and were dismissed early on, in the game.
The 18-year-old Priyam Garg took the charge of the team coming at the three down spot. The prodigal batsman scored an unbeaten knock of 51 runs off only 26 balls including six fours and one six to his credit.
He was partnered by 20-year-old Abhishek Sharma who played a composed inning of 31 runs. SRH had put up a score of 164 on the board which CSK fell short by 7 runs in their chase.
David Warner Reveals Why He Backed Abdul Samad To Bowl The Final Over Against CSK
The SRH skipper was left in confusion who to use in the death overs after Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up an injury after bowling the first ball of the 19th over. The ball was handed to Khaleel Ahmad to complete Kumar’s over and the last over was given to 18-year-old Abdul Samad.
Warner stated they wanted to kill the game in the 19th over and he could have chosen Abhishek Sharma for the last over but Samad with his height advantage and the way he had bowled in the match was the right choice.
“I backed him (Samad) – I had no option. We tried to kill the game in the 19th over. Could have given it to Abhishek, but Samad with his height had to bowl the last one,” David Warner said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
David Warner Credits SRH Youngsters For Win Against CSK
David Warner said their latest victory is better than the last one and it was quite challenging. He stated, his message to the youngsters is to go out on the field and score runs for the team. He lauded the youngsters of the team who played to perfection and helped the team secure another win.
“This was a little better as compared to the last one. It was quite challenging, it’s good to see swing upfront. It’s my message to the youngsters, to go out there and score some runs,” Warner said.
“These guys assessed the conditions and played well, so really really proud of them. These guys really work hard, they execute their yorkers, they execute their slower ones. These are the rewards we are getting, and hopefully, we get the momentum going forward,” David Warner further stated.
The SunRisers Hyderabad now sit at the 4th spot on the IPL table and will next face Mumbai Indians on October 4th at the Sharjah Cricket stadium.