IPL 2021: SRH captain David Warner says curator shouldn’t be blamed for ‘stunning’ Chepauk wicket
Chennai: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner on Wednesday termed the Chepauk pitch as “stunning” after his aspect lastly scripted a profitable run chase in 4 matches for his or her first win of the IPL season.
Sunrisers have misplaced three matches on the trot on the MA Chidambaram Stadium observe right here, which has the fame of aiding the spinners. The venue has witnessed many batting collapses this season.
On Wednesday, SRH, nonetheless, had the final chuckle as they chased down a small goal of 120, set by Punjab Kings, in 18.4 overs to snap their three-match shedding streak.
Warner criticised the wicket however shied away from blaming the curators.
“To be sincere, it is stunning,” Warner mentioned in a digital press convention after his crew notched up a snug 9 wicket win over Punjab.
“It seems to be horrible on TV however it’s important to give credit score to the curators. They’ve had plenty of cricket right here so it’s extremely very tough for them to get this wicket up and about. Since I’ve began taking part in in Chennai it is at all times been there however it’s very tough for them.”
The Chepauk observe has hosted plenty of cricket in current months with India taking over England in two Check matches in February, adopted by the preliminary leg of the continuing IPL.
“It isn’t their (curators) fault that the wicket is like this. You had the Indian Check sequence in opposition to England and the identical factor in Australia we had plenty of video games on the identical pitches, so the curators have gotten a really tough job,” Warner mentioned.
“As gamers, we all know what we’ve to do, there are not any excuses. It isn’t ideally suited however on the finish of the day, we’re grateful to go on the market and play on these wickets as a result of it’s extremely difficult for them, they haven’t any relaxation. We’ve got to be professionals and adapt.”
The Australian additionally revealed that seamer T Natarajan has not performed the final two video games for SRH as a result of a knee damage.
“He clearly has a sore knee. Given the circumstances in these bubbles, if he goes and will get a scan, he clearly has to take a seat out for seven days and get again into quarantine, so we’re simply monitoring in the intervening time,” Warner mentioned.
“The physios are doing their finest to analyse however he clearly has to have a scan sooner or later.”
Left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma impressed together with his two wickets after SRH handed him the primary over of the innings.
“There wasn’t actually any thought behind it. We had been within the circle there and I simply mentioned to Abhishek ‘you bought the primary over’,” Warner mentioned.
Sharma may have had a wicket if Rashid Khan had not dropped opener Mayank Agarwal at deep midwicket.
“I simply had a intestine intuition (as a result of) that they had simply come from Wankhede and it has been a pleasant wicket there. I assumed ‘you already know what, may as properly throw him the ball and see how he goes’.
“These two guys like tempo on the brand new ball so I simply thought I will carry on Abhishek and we virtually had a wicket within the first over,” Warner mentioned.
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