'He is finished': Fans' savage reaction to David Warner moment

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David Warner (pictured right) was dismissed for a duck in his return to the IPL. (Images: IPL)
David Warner (pictured right) was dismissed for a duck in his return to the IPL. (Images: IPL)

Aussie opener David Warner has been knocked over for a duck after finally returning to the Sunrisers Hyderabad's starting XI in his team's Indian Premier League (IPL) loss.

Warner returned to the Hyderabad's starting line-up against the Delhi Capitals to open with Wriddhiman Saha in a move that surprised many.

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But, only hours before the first ball was bowled, Hyderabad fast bowler Thangarasu Natarajan tested positive for Covid-19 and was put in isolation.

The team were also without allrounder Vijay Shankar, who was identified as a close contact of Natarajan.

Following the disruptive start Warner couldn't turn his team's fortunes around as he fell cheaply for a third ball duck.

With New Zealand star Kane Williamson also struggling for form, Hyderabad were limited to 9-134 thanks largely to some fine pace bowling from Delhi's two South African pacemen Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada.

Fans were ruthless on Warner's chances of remaining at Hyderabad with many calling for Englishman Jason Roy to take his spot at the top of the order.

Some critics went further and called into question his role in the Australian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

David Warner's woes contribute to Hyderabad loss

Rabada (3-37), who earlier had removed Wriddhiman Saha inside the batting powerplay, restricted Hyderabad to a below-par total with the wickets of Manish Pandey (17) and Abdul Samad (28).

In reply, Shreyas Iyer (47 not out) and captain Rishabh Pant (35 not out) led the run-chase with a clinical unbroken 67-run stand as Delhi went atop the leaderboard with 14 points by reaching 2-139 in 17.5 overs.

"Our bowlers did a pretty good job to restrict them," Pant said. 

"We have one of the quickest bowlers in the world (and) I'm pretty happy as the skipper."

Shreyas raised the victory by hammering West Indies fast bowler Jason Holder to long-on boundary for six to hand Hyderabad their seventh loss in the tournament.

Shikhar Dhawan, who was left out by India for next month's Twenty20 World Cup, continued his rich form in this season's IPL by scoring 42 off 37 balls.

with AAP

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