IPL 2019: David Warner posts emotional message for Sunrisers Hyderabad after final match of campaign
The left-hander also said that the IPL was a stepping stone for the World Cup. His form leading into the marquee tournament is great news for Australia as he ended the IPL campaign with 692 runs.Updated: Apr 30, 2019 11:19 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
David Warner ended his campaign with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in style with a match-winning innings of 81 against the Kings XI Punjab. With his win, SRH have consolidated their position at number 4 on the points table and is one step closer to sealing their berth for the playoffs.
The left-hander posted a heartfelt message for his franchise and said that it was great to be back in the mix.
I can not express my gratitude enough to the @SunRisers family for your support, not just this season but also for the last year. It’s been a long time waiting but it was great to be back… https://t.co/zhfY5HA7jS— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 30, 2019
Extremely grateful my family got to come enjoy Incredible India again with me for the iplt20 2019. Family means the world to me and having them by my side when I do what I love gives me… https://t.co/XBmSaJnOKn— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 26, 2019
The left-hander also said that the IPL was a stepping stone for the World Cup. His form leading into the marquee tournament is great news for Australia as he ended the IPL campaign with 692 runs.
“This World Cup, you’ll see some high scores. Hopefully the ball doesn’t swing as much. Obviously England are the home team and they’re great. We are the reigning champions and for us it is going out there backing our abilities and being our best selves,” he said.
“I have had time off to work harder at my game. Put the bat down for 16-18 weeks and just worked hard on being the best father and best husband, that has worked for me. Yeah, I try to be the funny man in the team, the prankster. It’s obviously great to get out there and do your job properly. We’ve got a great deck to bat on. The groundstaff have worked tirelessly to prepare good wickets and then it’s about going back to basics and backing your instincts,” said Warner. “I think it just goes back to being still as a batsman. I get the tendency to moving around a bit if there have been a few dots. But I have worked hard over the last few months. The gameplan is to back yourself, just back your natural game,” he added.
(With inputs from agencies)
First Published: Apr 30, 2019 11:18 IST