Batsmen often play a reverse sweep or switch hit shot to confuse the bowlers on the cricket field. But you have never seen a left-handed batsman start batting right-handed. But Delhi Capitals captain David Warner did this. Warner batted right-handed against Mumbai Indians at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday (April 11). Mumbai won this match by 6 wickets.
After winning the toss, Mumbai decided to bowl first in this match between the two teams. Batting first, Delhi Capitals scored 172 runs in 19.4 overs and lost all wickets. In reply, Mumbai Indians reached the target at the loss of 4 wickets and on the last ball of the innings. It was Mumbai’s first win in IPL 2023, while Delhi’s fourth straight defeat of the season. Delhi Capitals are also yet to win a single win in the current IPL season. Meanwhile, David Warner became the topic of discussion on social media on Tuesday. The reason was that he batted with his right hand.
David Warner turns right handed. pic.twitter.com/dXfFvoJx2C
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 11, 2023
In the eighth over of Delhi Capitals’ innings, the left-handed Warner suddenly started playing right-handed. Fans were also surprised to see Warner batting right-handed. Mumbai’s new spinner Hrithik Shoukin was bowling in this over. Meanwhile, Ashtana Hrithik bowled a no ball on David Warner’s strike. After this, Warner got a free heat on the next ball. At this time, Warr decided to bat right-handed. Warner took the decision as it was a free hit but on the other hand he did not capitalize on the opportunity. He could only score one run on this ball. This video is currently going viral on social media.
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Meanwhile, if we consider the match as a whole, Rohit Sharma could play the biggest role in Mumbai’s victory. Scored 65 off 45 balls. Earlier, skipper Warren scored 51 and Akshar Patel scored 54 for Delhi. In the bowling department, Jason Behrendorff and Piyush Chawla took three wickets each and kept Delhi to a limited score. As many as four Delhi players lost wickets in the 19th over. (Ravichandran Ashwin bats right-handed)