IPL 2023
Harbhajan Singh drops a bombshell, criticising David Warner after DC’s defeat to SRH
By SMCS - Apr 30, 2023 3:40 pm
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The Delhi Capitals faced their sixth loss of the 2023 Indian Premier League season on Saturday, as they faced a narrow nine-run defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Capitals failed to chase the 198-run target, and former India spinner Harbhajan Singh dropped a bombshell on Warner, blaming him for Delhi’s poor IPL 2023 season.

David Warner
David Warner

However, Axar Patel has arguably been the most impressive player for the Delhi Capitals team this season despite batting in the lower-middle order; he has smashed 211 runs in eight games which came at an impressive strike rate of 142. While David Warner remains the highest run-scorer for the side so far (306 runs in 8 matches), his strike rate – 118.60 – has gone down.

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“I don’t think they can make a comeback, and the entire reason for that is captain. He didn’t lead the side well, and then his form was an issue. It has been very disappointing. Warner was dismissed earlier today (vs SRH), which is why Delhi came so close. If he had played 50 balls, that would’ve been 50 balls wasted and DC would’ve lost by 50 runs,” Harbhajan Singh said in a no-holds-barred attack on the Australia star in a YouTube video.

Axar Patel
Axar Patel

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“Even now, when he comes to presentation, he says about other players’ mistakes. But what have you done? You didn’t show any intent; you scored 300+ runs but look at your strike rate. Warner hasn’t really done justice to his stature this year. His 300 runs are of no use to DC. Warner needs to look in the mirror if he wants to find a reason for DC being at the bottom,” Harbhajan Singh further added.

However, the Delhi Capitals will next play on May 2 when they take on defending champions Gujarat Titans.