"Not Surprised": Kevin Pietersen's Brutal Assessment Of David Warner's Duck Against Delhi Capitals
IPL 2021, DC vs SRH: Kevin Pietersen revealed that he wasn't surprised by David Warner's poor performance against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday.
- David Warner woes with the bat in IPL 2021 continue
- David Warner was dismissed for a duck in the match vs Delhi Capitals
- Pietersen said he wasn't surprised Warner was dismissed by Nortje
With SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)crashing to another defeat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, the situation couldn't really get worse for David Warner. The Australian, who was stripped of the team's captaincy this year, put up a weak display against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Wednesday, getting bowled for a duck after facing three deliveries. With skipper Kane Williamson winning the toss and opting to bat, SRH could only post 135 for nine in 20 overs and had a major batting collapse. Other than Warner's duck, Williamson could also only muster 18 off 26 deliveries. Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan made the only notable contributions, scoring 28 and 22 runs, respectively.
DC chased the 135-run target with ease, scoring 139 for two in 17.5 overs. Shikhar Dhawan consolidated his position in the Orange Cap race, smashing 42 off 37 balls. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten after hitting 47 and 35, respectively.
Evaluating Warner's performance, former cricketer Kevin Pietersen revealed that he wasn't surprised by the opener losing his wicket to Anrich Nortje. The South African pacer took two wickets and was also joined by Kagiso Rabada, who registered three dismissals.
"Nortje and Rabada know how to bowl to David Warner. I think Rabada has knocked him over 4-5 times already. So they know and understand how to bowl to Warner. I am not surprised actually. I think this was a real tough game for Warner", said Pietersen, while speaking on Star Sports.
"He would have thought last night 'Oh no, not Delhi Capitals. Not Rabada and Nortje. Not these two. Give me Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, somebody else and I am actually going to find a way'. These two know how to bowl to him and they knocked him over cheaply", he further added.
SRH are currently bottom of the eight-team table with a win and seven defeats this season. For their next match, they face Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Saturday.