Former Team India batsman Mohammad Kaif took a dig at Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and praised Australia batsman David Warner for his performance in the recently concluded T20 World Cup. Warner had a tough time with SRH in IPL 2021, and was also dropped from the team on a few occasions. However, the southpaw displayed his class as he guided the Aaron Finch-led Australia to their maiden T20 World Cup title on Sunday in Dubai.
Warner was adjudged ‘Player of the Tournament’ for scoring 289 runs in the tournament, which included a crucial knock of 53 off just 38 balls against New Zealand in the final. Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the final match played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
“In sports, like life, never give up. In just a few weeks, David Warner went from not being good enough for his IPL team to being a player of the 2021 T20 World Cup. Sometimes the sunrise would be a bit late. is,” Mohammad Kaif captioned. Image of Warner on Twitter.
In sports, like life, never give up. In a matter of weeks, David Warner went from not being good enough for his IPL team to being a player of the 2021 T20 World Cup. Sometimes the sunrise is a little late. pic.twitter.com/chiXGQuBrX
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 15, 2021
Apart from Warner, Mitchell Marsh also acted with the bat as the all-rounder scored an unbeaten 77 off just 50 balls. Thanks to his feat, Australia achieved the target of 173 runs with 7 balls to spare.
It was Australia’s first T20 World Cup win, having lost to arch-rivals England in the 2010 final at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
The Aussies will now turn their attention to the 2021 Ashes as the Tim Paine-led side host England for a five-match Test series starting December 8 at the Gabba in Brisbane.
However, Australia is yet to announce its squad for the series. Cricket Australia had earlier announced that players would take part in intra-squad games.
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