The 50th match of IPL 2022 is underway at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, where David Warner has destroyed the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack while playing for the Delhi Capitals. Warner opened the innings for DC after SRH won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar started off with a wicket-maiden and dismissed Mandeep Singh in the first over.
However, Warner held one end and remained not out till the end. He scored 92 runs off 58 balls, smashing 12 fours and three sixes. He fell just eight runs short of his first century in IPL 2022.
Warner could have completed his century had Rovman Powell given him the strike in the last over, but Powell played all six balls bowled by Umran Malik and helped DC finish with a 207-run total. Speaking with the host broadcasters after the first innings, Powell said:
“I faced so many balls I got winded towards the end. I asked him if he wanted a single to get a hundred but he told me this isn’t how we play cricket and I should try to smack it as far as I can and as hard as I can and I did it.”
Twitterati react to the unique shot from David Warner against Bhuvneshwar Kumar
On the first ball of the 19th over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a wide yorker. David Warner tried to play a switch-hit, but he improvised and hit the ball towards the fine-leg fielder, which would have been third-man for the right-handed batter.
The ball beat the fielder and crossed the boundary line as Warner scored four runs for his team. Rovman Powell’s explosive finish ensured that DC finished with 207/3 in 20 overs even though the first over of the innings was a wicket maiden.
In this article now, we will look at the top Twitter reactions to the unique shot from Warner:
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— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 5, 2022
Maxi you have got a competition 😂😂😂 @Gmaxi_32 https://t.co/Qfm9Urnc7u
— Butta Bomma Stan (@DaveyWarner31) May 5, 2022Advertisement
What name will you give to this Shot??@cricketaakash @WasimJaffer14 #IPL2022 #DCvSRH https://t.co/AFrlDJSfEiAdvertisement
— Dhwaj Mishra (@dhwajmish26) May 5, 2022
Shot of the season! https://t.co/SAQOGQoSFK
— Thiagarajan (@onion_kalaki) May 5, 2022Advertisement
Three more boundaries in the 19th over – including what was a right-handed dab to third, as Warner turned around looking to switch hit – and he's on to 92 from 58. Is he on for a 100 against his former team? These two have also put on a century stand, with DC closing in on 200.Advertisement
— Kartik Vyas ( भारतीय 🇮🇳) (@Kartikvyas007) May 5, 2022
"couldn't switch hit so pushed it to fine leg region for a boundary" shot from warnie was the best❤️played warner and Rovman powell.. man man man power💪
excellent innings from both#DCvSRH #IPL2022
— Narendra (@narendra_1170) May 5, 2022Advertisement
This reminds me David Warner's switch hit vs Ashwin in T20I 2012 is the finest switch hit of all time.Advertisement
— Vaibhav (@VaibhaaavTweets) May 5, 2022
Started as a left-hander.
Switched to right-hander looking to switch hit over cow corner.
Ended up gliding it to third man.
David Warner is finding some fantastic gears against Sunrisers Hyderabad. #DCvSRHAdvertisement
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) May 5, 2022
David Warner just played one switch hit.
Loved the way he carried that shot#DCvsSRH
— Ankit Khandelwal (@ayoungmansays) May 5, 2022Advertisement
This is freaky from Warner.
he changes to switch hit and then changes his shot even on a switch hit, crazy skills#DCvSRHAdvertisement
— …Rachit (@rachit_g2) May 5, 2022