I was nervous in the dressing room and kept drinking pickle juice: David Warner
David Warner has finally fabricated quite a grand comeback in cricket field after going through a whole lot of mishap in recent past.
The former Aussie Vice-captain returned to the cash-rich Indian Premier League after missing out the 2018 season due to his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. At that time, he also lost Sunrisers Hyderabad’s captaincy to New Zealand’s Kane Williamson who led the side to the summit clash in the previous edition.
Back to the Orange Army, Warner entertained the crowd with a blistering 85 opening the innings with Jonny Bairstow.
After the innings that included 9 fours and 3 sixes compiled in 53 balls, Warner revealed how he felt before stepping down in the field with the bat.
The 32-year-old stated,
“It is good to get out there and contribute. It looked a nice wicket to bat on but it slowed down a bit which made us reassess after six overs. I was a bit nervous in the dressing room and kept drinking pickle juice.”
SRH mounted 181 for 3 in 20 overs standing upon the solid opening stand of 118 between Warner and Bairstow.
“The ball comes on nicely under lights here and hopefully we can keep the ball new for the first six overs. When you’ve got the momentum and you haven’t lost a wicket it is easy to free your arms and go after the spinners.
“But when you lose a wicket you have to reassess, but they came back well at the end,” Warner said.
The former Hyderabad captain finally fell for 85 in the 16th over to Andre Russell, when he handed a catch to Robin Uthappa.
It can be noted that Warner’s ban will be lifted on March 29 this year.
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