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IPL 2017: David Warner Distracted by Flashlights at Eden Gardens

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 15, 2017, 7:59 PM IST
IPL 2017: David Warner Distracted by Flashlights at Eden Gardens

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New Delhi: David Warner may have dealt with some of the best bowlers in the world with great aplomb, but during Sunrisers Hyderabad clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday, the SRH skipper faced a new challenge altogether.

In the eight over of the Hyderabad's chase, Warner was troubled by flashlights, which were used by fans to illuminate the stadium.

It's a new way for the fans to show their support for the teams as they use the flashlight of their phones to fill the stand with bright white light.

However, Warner wasn't too amused as the white light seemed to distract him while he was facing KKR's chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.

The first five deliveries were dot balls by Kuldeep and Warner even survived a close stumping chance on the second ball. Finally, Warner had to go upto the umpire and request him to ask the spectators to shut the lights.

The reason was that Warner was getting distracted as the color of the ball and flashlight were the same and the southpaw wasn't able to concentrate on Kuldeep Yadav's wrist.

But eventually, after troubling him for long, Kuldeep got the better of Warner as the SRH skipper was finally dismissed for 26. The wicket proved to be pivotal as none of the other Hyderabad batsmen could do something spectacular and KKR won the match by 17 runs.

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First Published: April 15, 2017, 7:59 PM IST

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