Swashbuckling Australia opening batsman considers successful the 2016 IPL title for Sunrisers Hyderabad as his favourite Indian Premier League (IPL) reminiscence. Warner-led SRH had Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the ultimate to win the title for the primary time in IPL historical past.
“My favourite IPL memory is when we won the IPL in 2016. We had a very good tournament, the best thing was we won a lot of close games, it helped in developing a sense of belief within the side. A lot of credit goes to our coaches and mentors at that time,” Warner mentioned within the video posted by the Hyderabad-based franchise.
“We came up against RCB in Bangalore in the finals, we knew how well Virat Kohli went in that edition, he scored 900 odd runs in the finals, it was about backing ourselves, we won the toss and elected to bat first, I felt like a team our best attribute was defending the totals,” he added.
In the 2016 ultimate performed on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on May 29, SRH posted 208/7, driving on a superb 69 from their skipper Warner in opposition to RCB. Australia’s Ben Cutting additionally performed a terrific cameo in the direction of the tip scoring 39 off simply 15 balls.
The Virat Kohli-led aspect, regardless of half centuries from their skipper and Chris Gayle, fell wanting the goal by simply eight runs. Kohli scored 54 whereas Gayle scored 76 however their efforts went in useless.
“We managed to do that, Ben Cutting I think scored 28 runs off the final over, my heart was in my mouth when Virat and Gayle were going all guns blazing. But we got quick wickets and we went on to win the final, it is one thing I will cherish for the rest of my life,” Warner mentioned.
The 13th version of the IPL stands indefinitely suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.