David Warner has taken a sly dig at Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The thirteenth edition of the tournament is all set to get underway next month in the UAE. IPL 2020 will start on September 19 and the full schedule of the tournament will be out after the IPL Governing Council’s meeting later this month.
The tournament was originally scheduled to be held between March and May this year but the BCCI had to suspend it indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus outbreak. Last month, the ICC postponed this year’s T20 World Cup which has paved the way for the BCCI to conduct the IPL.
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As the cricket world gears up for the much-anticipated season of the IPL, David Warner took to Instagram, on Saturday, to interact with his fans on the tournament. He asked his followers to reveal their pick for this year’s favourites to win the tournament.
“Who’s winning this years @iplt20 @sunrisershyd 😜😜 Thoughts!!,” wrote David Warner.
One of his followers picked Royal Challengers Bangalore and David Warner could not help but take a dig at the answer. The Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper replied to the comment and hilariously wrote:
Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the only teams in the IPL so far who are yet to win the league. They have made it to final thrice but lost on all the occasions. They last made it to the final in 2016 where they lost to David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Since then, their performances have only dipped. In the last three seasons, they have finished at the bottom twice while finishing at sixth on one occasion.
Meanwhile, the upcoming season will be a special one for David Warner as he will resume his captaincy for the franchise. Earlier this year in February, Sunrisers Hyderabad reappointed the left-handed batsman as the captain. He took over from Kane Williamson , who led the side in 2018 and 2019.
Williamson was named captain in 2018 after David Warner had been barred from participating in that season of the tournament in the aftermath of Australia’s ball-tampering controversy, which occurred before the start of the league that year. David Warner returned to IPL in 2019 but the franchise stuck with Williamson as the captain.