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Warner’s throw hits Kulkarni on helmet, proves Sachin’s helmet request right


During the ongoing edition of the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Stadium, an incident happened during Mumbai Indians’ batting, in what would have been a disastrous accident had Dhawal Kulkarni not wear a helmet. Batsmen wearing a cap or a hat while facing spinners is quite common in the game of cricket.

Warner's throw hits Kulkarni on helmet, proves Sachin's helmet request right
Former Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar

However, this move can be risky because at anytime, anything may happen. Cricket is an unpredictable game. Fielders may deliver a sharp throw to the wicket-keeper or a fielder and at that point of time, the ball may hit the batsman’s head. Earlier, the former Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar urged ICC to make helmets mandatory for batsmen.

The Little Master took to his official Twitter handle to chip in with his opinion. After his views, one such incident took place between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians, which literally proved that Tendulkar was absolutely spot on. During the game, David Warner delivered a sharp throw towards the wicket-keeper but little did Dhawal Kulkarni know that the throw was coming towards him while he was running towards the striker’s end. The ball went on to hit his head. Luckily, he escaped a terrible injury because he was wearing a helmet.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad became the fourth team to qualify for the playoffs this season after beating the defending champions. David Warner’s team finished third in the points table. They will play an eliminator match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on November 6 in Abu Dhabi. Talking about the recently-concluded match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians, SRH beat MI by 10 wickets at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.

David Warner must be the happy man after seeing his team reach the playoffs. “It feels good now after that dreadful loss against KXIP. They rested a few players but to hold them to 150 on this ground was great. A lot of credit goes to the bowlers, Nadeem was superb. We were trying to be as clinical with the bat then, and it feels good. We try and put our best foot forward, and that stems from the franchise owners. They are great people and it is like a family. We have a never say die attitude and that is how we approach each game. We had a couple of injuries but they are here in spirit and we are doing it for them.

Kane missed out due to injury last year and Jonny took his place, and was absolutely fantastic. But that happens in franchise cricket, we can play only four overseas players. We looked at 2016, we were in the same situation where we had to win every game to win the title. A dropped chance by Rashid Khan and his reaction shows how much it means to him.

If we can take this performance and momentum into the next game we’ll be really happy. I pride myself on getting my team to a great start. That is my duty, my job. Fortunately the last few games have been great and we have been able to go in a positive manner. RCB are a great team, very well led by Virat. They have a lot of danger in their side. We beat them in the final in 2016 and I am excited for the challenge in a do or die game,” SRH captain David Warner said at the post-match presentation.


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