Get the app

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad Skipper David Warner Celebrates Century in Special Style

Cricketnext Staff |May 1, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad Skipper David Warner Celebrates Century in Special Style

New Delhi: David Warner became the third centurion of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League as he bludgeoned a 59-ball 126 to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to a convincing win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Warner hit 10 fours and 8 huge sixes as the defending champions put on a mammoth score of 209 runs for Kolkata to chase in their designated 20 over. However, the in-form KKR batsmen fell short of the target by 48 runs and SRH recorded their sixth victory of the tournament.

After leading his team to a scintillating win, Warner was seen covered in a cake at the team hotel in Hyderabad. Fellow teammates thanked their skipper for his brilliant knock by putting cake all over Warner's face.

The official twitter handle of Sunrisers Hyderabad posted the picture on Twitter for the world to see. The post read: "Our skipper gets caked! 😋 #OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange"

Later, Warner's teammate Deepak Hooda also revealed that the Aussie had been doing the same to other players and now it was his turn to be on the receiving end. Hooda's post read: "Hahahaha he used to do us. When it was your turn . No no it's not a good thing..... Warner bro you deserve it."

The century against Kolkata was Warner's third in his nine seasons in the IPL and after his sublime show, social media was set ablaze by former and current cricketers who appluaded the southpaw.

Even hard-hitters like Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell were left in awe of Warner who was at his destructive best on Sunday. And when former India opener Virender Sehwag calls an innings as 'unbelievable', then that knock can surely be termed as out of this world.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
see more