Whether it is for the national team or in the IPL, David Warner boasts of a vibrant resume. It wasn’t until 2015 that Warner happened to win the World Cup for Australia as a player and played a significant role in it. A year later, David Warner spearheaded Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden title in 2016 as their leader. Precisely four years ago from today, the Orange Army tasted their first success in the cash-rich league.
On the 29th of May in 2016, David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad reigned supreme over Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru to claim the IPL title. At one point, the Banglore-based franchise were cruising when Kohli and Chris Gayle stitched a 114-run stand. However, the other stalwarts like Ab de Villiers and Shane Watson failed to leave themselves eight runs shy of the required 208 to win.
The little dynamite took to his official Instagram handle and posted a picture and captioned it as “a big family effort”. The caption presented entirely fits since players like Rashid Khan, Shikhar Dhawan, Ben Cutting, and Bhuvneshwar also had a massive role to play in it aside from Warner. The image in the social media account explicitly shows the likes of coach Tom Moody, Trent Boult, Eoin Morgan, and Shikhar Dhawan in it.
David Warner’s post on Instagram:
Speaking of the captain’s performance in that particular season, the 33-year old accumulated a tally of 848 runs in 17 games at an average of 60.57. The massive number of runs from the New South Wales batsman came at a strike rate of 151.43, including a knock of 69 off 38 deliveries in the final.
With 501 runs that edition at a strike rate of 116.78, Dhawan aptly supported the Australian in the mission. The pace bowling duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mustafizur Rahman contributed heavily to the cause as well. As a matter of fact, the former earned the purple cap with 23 wickets in 17 games at an economy rate of 7.42.