“I take the responsibility as well. I should have batted till the end. It was unfortunate the way I played (on his dismissal), I looked for a boundary but was unlucky to get out,” said Sunrisers Hyderabad leading scorer and opener David Warner, after the team lost to Delhi Capitals on Sunday night.
“Yes, we got off to a good start but had too many dot balls between the seventh and 13th overs. But, you should be chasing 10-plus or 11-plus from that position. It is disappointing certainly,” he said.
On being questioned whether too many changes in the middle-order were the reason for the failure, Warner said he didn’t believe in hindsight. “It is part of the process and when you lose experience in the middle, it is quite difficult and challenging for the new guys. But, there are no excuses, we didn’t capitalise on the start and there were more ones and not many twos in which we were otherwise very good,” he explained.
“Credit to the Delhi bowlers, they bowled really well. Keemo Paul is a quite skilful, he has those little cutters and the odd yorker,” he said.
On how he was feeling to be back in cricket after the one year ban, Warner said it was a great feeling to be seeing the ball well and scoring the runs for the team.
“I can’t ask for more and my job is to score runs irrespective of the fact that I was away from the game for so long. I am fresh despite the break,” he said.
For his part, Delhi Captials batsman Colin Munro said he wanted to put the pressure back on Sunrisers by being aggressive even as they were bowling well.
“You have to rely on your instincts and past performances, not just sit there and defend, backed my instincts on a good batting wicket,” he said.
On his team’s failure to get the push in the death overs in batting, Munro felt that conditions were better in the batting power-play and that the slow bowlers bowled well and wasn’t probably easy to bat later on.
He also praised Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy saying that "he is young, calm and collected. He is eager to learn and has a nice bit of relationship with Ricky (Ponting). He is definitely a good leader."
On the Delhi unit, he said, “We got a perfect mix of young and exciting players who show absolute freedom with no fear and also experienced international and Indian cricketers. We are working hard and things are on going nicely as we look forward."
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