Australian duo comprising of Steve Smith and David Warner have experienced a very tough layoff period in their 12-month suspension term due to the infamous ball-tampering scandal, which is about to come to an end on March 28. During the ban period, both the players may have featured in the various T20 leagues contested around the world, but they did not play any big level of competitive cricket. The upcoming IPL edition will also mark the return of Australia’s two mainstay cricketers, David Warner and Steve Smith, who will be playing for the first time in front of a packed crowd since the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March 2018.
He is a very much entertainer on the field
Much like the Australian team, Warner’s IPL franchisee, Sunrisers Hyderabad also struggled to find a suitable replacement for him last year. Warner played an integral role both with the bat and with his tactical leadership skills to help Sunrisers win their maiden IPL title in 2016. During a recent interview, Warner’s SRH teammate Yusuf Pathan revealed that people will be coming in big numbers to witness Warner play once again.
“He is returning after a long time so many people will come to watch him play again. You may be a fan of SRH or not but everyone enjoys his style of batting. He is a very much entertainer on the field,” Yusuf Pathan was quoted saying by Times of India.
He likes to play his shots early
Even though the team wins or loses, Pathan stated that Warner is very much in touch with the game and also keeps everyone motivated. “He has always been an entertainer. He always likes to play his shots early. So obviously everyone will look forward to (watch) him and how he plays this time. Wins or losses he always kept himself in touch and kept motivated us. He would always praise if somebody did well and backed up the players,” he added.
“He may be coming back after one year but it does not feel that he was not there with us last season. He was with us in spirit,” concluded Pathan.