Warner backs young Indian batsmen: 'Keep playing your natural game'

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has supported youthful Indian batsmen Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma to “keep playing their natural game” after their disillusioning excursion against the Royal Challengers Bangalore here.

Pursuing 164, SRH was 121 for two preceding Yuzvendra Chahal set off a breakdown with his twin strike in progressive balls.

SRH lost the match by 10 runs with its center request, involving chiefly of unpracticed Indian players, surrendering to pressure.

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The 19- year-old Garg (12) and 20- year-old Sharma (7) couldn’t get the open door as the previous was bowled while attempting to scoop the ball past the manager and the last fell prey to a horrible mistake with Rashid Khan.

Vijay Shankar couldn’t open his record. Warner however said he has confidence in youthful Indian batsmen.

“Anyone who wants to criticise the middle order batting, … it is something I haven’t seen before — three bizzare dismissals. I encourage them to keep playing their way and not think too much about the scenario or situation out there.” — David Warner

“We wouldn’t have put them (young Indian pair) in the middle over if we didn’t think they are not good enough,” Warner said in the post-coordinate public interview.

“Anyone who wants to criticise the middle order batting, … it is something I haven’t seen before — three bizzare dismissals. I encourage them to keep playing their way and not think too much about the scenario or situation out there.”

“We rely on our senior players to guide these guys out there in the middle, my message to the youngsters was to play their natural game, that’s the only way one can learn. It can be difficult at times, it is pressure environment, you got to keep it calm and simple for them.”

Prior, Warner was unfortunate to be run-out for six when Umesh Yadav figured out how to get this show on the road finger ready in his finish and it hit the stumps with the SRH captain shy of the wrinkle.

Warner said the fall of wickets changed the force of the game.

“It is hard to play cross batted shots in the center overs, you need to play as straight as possible. You need to make the pace, the ball is going all over however I felt once two batsman gets in it is hard to attempt contain.

“Obviously wickets changed the momentum. It was disappointing to not have two batters or one batter in the end.”

Gotten some information about the nonattendance of Kane Williamson and Mohammed Nabi, Warner stated: “Kane Williamson is not fit, he hurt himself during training the other day and Mohammed Nabi, we thought playing two spinners here given the thought process that we wanted to chase, probably wasn’t an option.”

Discussing the handling mistakes, Warner stated: “It is very different here, playing with high riser light towers and obviously round circle towers, so if the ball goes too high it can be distracting.”

“For Dale Steyn, the ball tailed away from him, it was a very hard ball, at the best of time some people aren’t getting there. I think Aaron Finch will be disappointed to drop that absolute sitter (laughs).”

Finch stores acclaim on Padikkal

RCB batsman Finch stored acclaim on youthful debutant Devdutt Padikkal, who scored a 42- ball 56 at the top.

“Splendid youthful player, he (Padikkal) has demonstrated it in the course of the most recent few years in homegrown cricket, U-19 cricket, how skilled he is and how dangerous he could be at the top of the request.

“I loved opening with him. He is such an exciting young player. My advice is to play your natural game and if you are feeling it against the particular bowler keep going. Play nice and smart, and then my role changes a little bit.”

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Inquired as to whether the group was stressed when Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow was going solid, Finch stated: “We realized that on the off chance that we can open one end and get another player in, folks who come in the center request, it is difficult to move away to a flyer with the gradualness of the wicket, we realized we needed to hold tight.

“Yuzi (Chahal) was exceptional with the ball. I think he showed his class and experience tonight. He is very experienced in international cricket where you are playing in a lot of conditions with heavy dew as well. He is an ultimate professional and he got the job done under pressure which was outstanding.”