David Warner Spotted Touching Bhuvneshwar Kumar's Feet
David Warner, the Australian cricketer, recently returned to the home stadium of the team with which he won the Indian Premier League (IPL) title. However, this time, he was the captain of the opposing team, the Delhi Capitals. The video of him touching the feet of his old Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, has been making rounds on social media and has won the hearts of many fans.
Warner had some of his finest years in the IPL with the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise. In the 2016 season, he led the team to the title, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final. Despite his stint with the Sunrisers ending on a sour note, Warner was jubilant to return to Hyderabad as an opponent team's captain.
The Relationship Between Warner and Bhuvneshwar
Warner and Bhuvneshwar have been teammates since 2014, when they both joined the Orange Army. In 2015, Warner took over as captain of SRH, and Bhuvneshwar played a key role in the team's IPL 2016 title win under his leadership. Bhuvneshwar also served as Warner's deputy for a long time and led the team in his absence.
In 2018, when SRH needed a new captain, Kane Williamson was named as the team's full-time skipper, while Bhuvneshwar continued as the vice-captain. Warner returned as captain of SRH before IPL 2020 but was sacked from the position during IPL 2021 and dropped from the playing XI. He made his return in the playing XI during the second phase of the season but was dropped after two matches.
Both Warner and Bhuvneshwar were released by SRH after IPL 2021, with Warner joining DC for Rs 6.25 crore and Bhuvneshwar re-signing with the franchise for Rs 4.2 crore. In IPL 2023, Aiden Markram is leading SRH, with Bhuvneshwar as his deputy.
The Aftermath of the Match
After the match, Warner expressed his love for the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and the amazing crowd that always supports them. Delhi Capitals secured a 7-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Warner was ecstatic with the way his bowlers performed while defending a low total of 144 runs.
He praised his team's spinners and experienced bowlers, who did not let them down. Warner was particularly impressed by Ishant Sharma, who was sick a few games before but worked hard to get back into the IPL. To get an opportunity to bowl upfront and perform exceptionally well is remarkable, and Ishant Sharma did just that.
What's Next for Warner and His Team
After a rough start to the season, with 0 wins out of 5 games, Warner and his team were optimistic and motivated to turn things around. They have won two games in a row now, and Warner hopes to continue their winning streak in the upcoming back-to-back games against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Warner's act of touching Bhuvneshwar's feet is a reminder of the bond that exists between players, even if they play for different teams. The IPL has always been a platform for players from different countries and cultures to come together and showcase their skills, and such gestures of respect and camaraderie only add to the beauty of the tournament.