David Warner’s ‘one-word’ challenge for SRH teammates
Warner praised Williamson and Saha, though he couldn't pull out a single word for them.
Published - Jan 16, 2020 2:01 pm | Updated - Jan 16, 2020 2:01 pm
David Warner, the prolific Australian run-scorer, will be returning to India for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The southpaw represents the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the T20 tournament and it didn’t spring a surprise that he was retained. The left-hander has won the Orange Cap quite a few times and at times, has taken his team to victories, single-handedly.
Ahead of the upcoming edition, Warner had an interaction with SRH where he described his teammates in one word. To start with, he found it tough to find out a solitary word for Kane Williamson. Warner called him smart, inspiring and a good dart player. Williamson has been the Sunrisers’ skipper ever since the Aussie got suspended after the ball-tampering scandal.
Mohammad Nabi- Warner’s President
The opener called Afghanistan spin-sensation Rashid Khan, a ‘camel’. The tweaker has turned himself into an indispensable member of their bowling unit. Thereafter, Warner termed Bhuvneshwar Kumar ‘quiet’. The speedster didn’t have the best of seasons last time and is still having his tussles with injuries. Warner used the word ‘strong’ for his fellow opener Jonny Bairstow.
Warner called Manish Pandey a ‘cheeky’ character. Pandey is currently with the Indian team for the ODI series against Australia. He came in as a substitute after Rishabh Pant didn’t take the field due to concussion. For Mohammad Nabi, Rashid’s Afghan teammate, Warner churned out the word ‘president’ and also gave a salute. Nabi was among the first Afghan player to play in the IPL.
He called Khaleel Ahmed a ‘next person’ while terming Siddarth Kaul as a ‘charmer’. For Wriddhiman Saha, Warner didn’t use a word. Rather, he called him a ‘great great person’. He called Vijay Shankar, the SRH all-rounder, a ‘dancer’. For Aussie teammate Mitchell Marsh, he used ‘big head’. Marsh is currently leading the Perth Scorchers in the 2019-20 edition of the Big Bash League.
Warner called Shreevats Goswami ‘a good fellow’ and then called Sandeep Sharma ‘funny’. Describing Shahbaz Nadeem, Warner said that he knows the spinner for a long time. He called Nadeem ‘humble’ and rightly so, bearing in mind the struggles the latter has gone through. The veteran ended by calling youngster Abhishek Sharma ‘crazy’ and Fabian Allen a ‘Caribbean Star’.
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