Twitter reacts to David Warner's brilliant knock of 85 on comeback

Twitter reacts to David Warner’s brilliant knock of 85 on comeback

Warner made the wait worthwhile for SRH fans with his half century.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

As the Kolkata Knight Riders took on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens, all eyes were on the pocket rocket David Warner. The Aussie lad was making a comeback in the Indian Premier League after a gap of one year. He had been suspended by Cricket Australia for a period of one year while the IPL governing council too followed the suit.

It didn’t take time for Warner to unleash himself in the Orange jersey. The 32-year-old hit two boundaries off Piyush Chawla in the second over. He continued to fend boundaries for the Sunrisers as he even smashed Sunil Narine for two consecutive boundaries. Warner reached his fifty in style with a six on a short ball by Andre Russell.

He went on to register his 37th half century in the IPL, which is the highest by any cricketer eclipsing Gautam Gambhir‘s tally of 36. However, that didn’t stop Warner as he and Jonny Bairstow put up a 118-run partnership for the first wicket. The left-handed batsman’s knock was cut short as Robin Uthappa held onto a splendour of a catch.

Scoring 85 runs from 53 balls, the innings included nine boundaries and three sixes. While he came close to a century, it was no less for the Sunrisers. The visitors got a spectacular platform to begin with. It also allowed Vijay Shankar to go all bonkers as SRH managed to put up 181/3 on board in the first innings.

Twitterati absolutely enjoyed, watching Warner bat the way he did on his IPL comeback. There were praises from all corners for his marvellous knock. While there were odd trolls on Warner with regards to ball tampering, there was more adulation for his fascinating innings. His fans in the IPL had missed him and Warner didn’t disappoint them at all.

Here are some of the amazing Twitter reactions for Warner’s brilliant knock of 85 (53):