Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels David Warner is batting with extra fire-power and determination on his comeback from a one-year ban following the ball-tampering controversy last year.
Kumar is glad that it isn't just Warner, who has been scoring runs but Jonny (Bairstow) too, who is contributing with the bat.
“It is always great to bank on the experience of someone like Warner when you are leading the side. Yes, he is always there in the loop when some critical decisions are to be taken. After all, he led the side to title-triumph in the IPL and has been very consistent with the bat too,” says the pace bowler.
“We are glad about the kind of perfect starts we are getting in this IPL. Chasing such big targets always helps the team’s cause when it looks ahead in the campaign,” he said.
Bhuvneshwar said he bowled better today compared to the two previous games. “I am still confident though not at my best. And, even in the previous games, the margin (of error) was not by miles but only by inches when it came to bowling those knuckleballs or the yorkers. You have to remember that it was someone batting in the 80s (Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals) playing all those strokes in the death overs,” he said. “Overall, we are happy with our bowling today with Nabi being the stand-out,” he added.
For his part, RCB all-rounder Colin Grandhomme felt that it was an unbelievable partnership between Warner and Bairstow, and the duo batted extremely well, executing all the plans to perfection.
“We are in the learning even from today’s loss also. Yes, we did have plans for some players but haven’t executed with the ball,” he said.