Cricketer turned commentator Kevin Pietersen said that Sunrisers Hyderabad opener David Warner was not ready for the Delhi Capitals match.
Delhi Capitals continued their great run in IPL 2021 as they defeated Kane Williamson’s Orange Army by eight wickets in their first game of the second leg of IPL 2021.
David Warner went for a duck against Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals bowlers led by Anrich Nortje restricted SRH to 134/9 in the first innings before their batters accomplished the chase within 17.5 overs.
South Africa pair of Kagiso Rabada (3/37) and Nortje (2/12) was the major cause of destruction for Williamson and his men.
Nortje started his spell by getting the wicket of Warner on the third ball of the game. The Australian left-handed batsman hopped to play Nortje’s 147kmph delivery and found a leading edge that flew to Axar Patel at the cover point region.
Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada know how to bowl to David Warner: Kevin Pietersen
Former England batsman Pietersen noted that Rabada and Nortje are very well versed and they know how to get rid of Warner.
“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,” Pietersen said 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,” the former England batsman pointed out.
Delhi Capitals regained the top position in the points table after toppling MS Dhoni’s CSK with 14 points.