It is clearly evident that Australian opener David Warner has kept all ball-tampering ban talks aside with his sensational performance in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the flamboyant southpaw batsman has racked up a staggering tally of 692 runs in 12 games at an amazing average of 69.20.
In his last game of this season before returning for the World Cup preparations, Warner played a brilliant knock of 81 runs off just 56 balls to aid in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s convincing 45-run victory over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday.
I just worked hard
Warner, who was adjudged the Man of the Match, addressed the media reporters during the post-match press conference and revealed that the lay-off time has helped him to work harder on his game. However, he mentioned that he kept the bad down for nearly 16 to 18 weeks and just worked hard on being the best father and husband, which also worked well for him.
“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 husband, that has worked for me. Yeah, I try to be the funny man in the team, the prankster,” quoted David Warner.
It’s about backing your instincts
While speaking on his performance in the match, Warner noted that it is great to go out and do the job for the team. He mentioned that the Hyderabad track was great to bat on. Warner revealed that he focussed on doing the basics nicely and backed his instincts.
“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,” he added.
The senior Aussie opener further stated that he has worked very hard over the last few months. He mentioned that the gameplan was to back himself and play the natural game.
“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,” Warner concluded.