IPL is the best league in the world, says SRH batsman David Warner
He also promised to be a part of the presentation ceremony next year.
Updated - May 13, 2019 4:21 pm
David Warner missed the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) owing to the ball-tampering scandal. However, the southpaw made a stupendous comeback this season, representing the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The New South Wales-born batsman won the Orange Cap for being the leading run-scorer of this edition with 692 runs in 12 matches with one century and eight fifties.
Warner racked up those many runs at an incredible average of 69.20 and a strike-rate of 143.86. His top score of 100 not out came against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The 31-year-old batter dominated to such an extent that no batsman was even close to reaching his tally after playoffs got underway.
He didn’t play all the 14 round-robin games and went back to Australia in order to prepare for the upcoming World Cup, starting May 30. However, he didn’t forget to leave a message after winning the Orange Cap. David didn’t hesitate in saying that the IPL is the best league in the world and he was over the moon after getting to take part in the cash-rich T20 tournament.
Thank you very much, says David Warner
“It’s an honour to win the Orange Cap. We batsmen don’t play this game for awards, we try to win. Big credit to our curators at Hyderabad, they prepare great wickets and feels great to play in front of those crowds. I am privileged to be a part of this tournament, it’s the best league in the world. Thank you very much,” Warner said in a recorded message at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Moreover, he also promised to be a part of the presentation ceremony next year and also collect the car-keys by himself. “I am very emotional to be a part of this. This contest has been going on back and forth, other guys have been going at it as well. Hopefully next season we go all the way and I can collect the keys myself,” the 31-year-old batsman added.