SRH deserves a pat on the back for exceptional performance feels David Warner
The 31-year old is certainly happy with the way the SRH players have played this season.
Published - May 28, 2018 4:30 pm | Updated - May 28, 2018 4:30 pm
Sunrisers Hyderabad found themselves in a spot of bother when their regular skipper David Warner was banned by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering scandal which shook the cricketing world. Eventually, the BCCI too banned Warner and Smith from participating in the tournament. Warner had led the side to the trophy in the 2016 edition when they had beaten Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore.
However, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson took the responsibility of leading the side in the absence of Warner. The 27-year old led the side from the front taking the side to the finals of the tournament. However, the final didn’t turn the way Williamson and co would have expected as MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings went on to win the trophy on their return. It was Aussi allrounder Shane Watson whose blistering ton blew the SRH away in the final of the tournament.
The team deserves a pat on the back: Warner
The left-handed Warner took to Twitter to praise the performance of the fellow countryman. Warner in the tweet mentioned that it was a very good knock from Watson. However, the 31-year old added that he was expecting result in the favour of the SRH but that didn’t happen. Warner felt that the side performed well throughout the tournament and should pat their back for the awesome performance which they put on during the whole tournament.
In the finals, Kane Williamson yet again rose to the occasion during the SRH batting during his knock of 47 runs. A final blitz from Yusuf Pathan and Carlos Brathwaite took the SRH total to 178 runs. Chasing the total, Shane Watson struggled in the first couple of overs as Bhuvneshwar Kumar started the innings with a maiden over.
However, once Watson had his eyes in, the former Aussie allrounder tonked the bowlers at will, eventually playing the match-winning century knock. With Watson in full-flow, SRH never looked in the game. He remained unbeaten on 117 runs which came off just 57 deliveries where he hit 11 fours and 8 sixes to seal the game for his side.
Seriously good knock by @ShaneRWatson33 well done mate simply amazing to watch. Not the result @SunRisers wanted but you have to pat yourselves on the back and say well done for the way you played throughout the tournament 👍
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) May 27, 2018