Irfan Pathan, the former all-rounder for the Indian cricket team, recently commented on David Warner’s slow batting performance in the Delhi Capitals’ match against the Mumbai Indians, which was the 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 tournament.
During the match against Mumbai Indians at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, the seasoned Australian cricketer David Warner, who opened the innings for the Delhi Capitals, played a sluggish innings, scoring 51 runs off 47 balls.
As the opening batsman for the Delhi Capitals, the left-handed David Warner entered the field but was eventually dismissed in the 19th over. However, throughout his innings, he struggled to score runs at a rapid pace, and was unable to break free from the tight bowling of the Mumbai Indians.
David Warner and his team was asked to bat first by Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma and opened the batting with Prithvi Shaw. He made a strong start, hitting a couple of impressive shots within the powerplay. However, after Shaw was dismissed in the fourth over of the match, Warner struggled to score runs and his scoring rate slowed down considerably.
Despite struggling to find his form, David Warner managed to score his third fifty of the season and 58th overall in his IPL career, but never appeared to be at his best. As the Delhi Capitals experienced a mini-collapse in their top-order, Warner lost partners at the other end.
However, when Axar Patel came in at number six, he played aggressively and scored a quickfire half-century off just 22 balls. Patel, who has been in good form, batted brilliantly and helped his team post a respectable total.
As Axar Patel was hitting boundaries and sixes, David Warner continued to struggle on the other end. He was eventually dismissed for 51 off 47 balls with a strike rate of 108.51, leaving his team in a difficult position. Due to the top-order batting collapse, Delhi Capitals found themselves at least 15-20 runs short of what they could have achieved.
Reacting to Warner’s knock, Irfan Pathan tweeted, “How come no one pointing out a strike rate of David Warner?? He is been playing with a low strike for quite some time now.”
How come no one pointing out strike rate of David Warner?? He is been playing with low strike for quite sometime now…— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 11, 2023