IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH: David Warner takes “full responsibility” after SRH Safar 7-wicket loss against KKR
After suffering a seven-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner did not want to bat the overs and ensure a safe total for himself. Blamed . Following his remarks, KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. The Dinesh Karthik-led team scored 143 runs off 12 balls. Gill and Eoin Morgan were unbeaten for KKR scoring 70 and 42 respectively.
KKR restricted SunRisers to just 142/4 in the allotted 20 overs as all bowlers performed clinically. Pat Cummins was the standout bowler for KKR as he finished with figures of 1/19 from his quota of four overs.
“In the match against KKR, me and Johnny got themselves in and we supported ourselves to play the way we wanted to play. Unfortunately in the middle we were a little tough, we risked some more. Could have. ” Very soft and poor dismissal from myself, my dismissal happened when we were looking to change gears, I don’t blame anyone and I take full responsibility for not batting in overs, ”Warner told ANI query In response said virtual press conference.
Warner managed to score 36 off 30 balls and was dismissed by Varun Chakraborty in the 10th over. After his dismissal, Manish Pandey and Wriddhiman Saha were finding it difficult and both were unable to score at a brisk pace. Pandey scored 51 runs and his innings helped SRH to reach 140 runs.
“I don’t know where it’s wrong, we can’t just put two batsmen on the bench, we can get a little tough through the middle, we played four-five overs for 20 runs after we got out, we got One has to apply a bit more pressure on the bowlers and we need to try to hit more fours. I am more disappointed in all the dot balls we play, there were 35-36 dot balls and in T20 cricket, this is not acceptable.
He said, “You have to put a real batsman, it will be easy to say that along with getting ourselves out on this ground, we also have to send a real batsman (Saha), the bowlers of KKR bowled well.”
In this year’s IPL, all the captains so far won the toss and chose to field first. But, Warner decided to break the trend as he opted to bat first by winning the toss against KKR.
Talking about his decision to bat first, Warner said: “We have batted before the dew in India, it’s about scoring runs on the board, in the end, we were 20-30 runs short, If we had more, it would probably have been a good game. At the end of the day, if you don’t put the right total on the board, it will be very difficult. There have been instances in the past where we have defended 130 or less. . “
Sunrisers Hyderabad next take on Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 29 in the capital of Delhi.