When Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and chose to strike first, the first question came after Kane Williamson announced the return of former skipper David Warner.
The Australian, who is the tournament’s fifth-leading scorer (5447 points in 148 games), had seen him give a series of disappointing performances.
He was even taken out to the side in Game 7 of the Sunrisers tournament at the 2021 IPL and even lost his captain position.
While everyone expected him to change shape and launch in the second phase of the IPL in the UAE, things didn’t go as planned and he was fired for a 3-ball duck against Delhi Capitals (DC).
It was Anrich Nortje who got rid of Warner. It was his express pace and the 147 km / h of it, rising from a short point, saw Warner jump with him and try to turn him into a side. However, he did get a leading edge that popped up into the air towards the point of cover where Axar Patel picked up the wicket.
Shortly after the wicket fell, netizens took to Twitter to talk about the Aussie drummer’s performance. While some felt bad, others simply criticized his approach.
– Predator (@ Predator_7894) September 22, 2021
David Warner returns to SRH squad After being sacked as captain and dropped from the squad And now gone to Duck in his comeback
Sometimes cricket can be very cruel, even for the greats of the game.
– Virarsh (@ Cheeku218) September 22, 2021
Nothing goes for Sunrisers Hyderabad. T Natarajan declared Covid positive earlier today and David Warner fired for blob first to increase stress
– Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 22, 2021
does it hurt? when you were looking for warner redemption sleeves, to blur his criticisms, but instead he was for a duck and you felt really helpless because GOD the hate he receives is undue
– Sritama Panda (@cricketpun_duh) September 22, 2021
– #WearMask (@oii_ammy) September 22, 2021
David Warner is such an atmospheric player. he looks more confident when he leads the srh team, tonight he felt like he was playing just to prove to srh management that he was worth it.#CricketTwitter #DCvSRH
– tanu (@hearmeroarz) September 22, 2021
As for the clash, the match was almost called off after T Natarajan tested positive for COVID-19 and one of his close contacts also involved the all-rounder Vijay Shankar.
However, “the rest of the contingent (SRH), including close contacts, underwent RT-PCR testing at 5 a.m. local time this morning and the test reports are negative.”