Delhi Capitals (DC) power-hitter Rovman Powell revealed that his batting partner David Warner told him to go big in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Powell explained that when he asked Warner whether he should take a single and give the latter a chance to score a century, Waner replied saying that’s not how the game is played.
Rovman Powell then hammered Umran Malik for three boundaries and one six to help Delhi go past the tally of 200 runs on the final over of the innings. Warner and Powell built an unbeaten partnership of 122 runs for the fourth wicket and it helped DC to reach the daunting total of 207 for 3 after SRH skipper, Kane Williamson won the toss and invited DC to bat first.
Recalling the same, Rovman Powell said, “I got winded at the end. I asked DW if I should get a single to allow his 100 but he told me, ‘that’s not how the game is played’, and told me to go big. Sometimes, I could not hit it as well as I wanted to, some of the swings were planned. The wicket was good, I planned and shaped up for the full and slower balls and the shots came off towards the end.”
1⃣0⃣0⃣-run stand! 💪 💪
This has been a blitz from @davidwarner31 & fifty-up Rovman Powell. 👏 👏
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He further elaborated, “I chatted with Rishabh about my batting position, I told him to trust me at 5 as my game against spin. I tried to get in for 15 balls and then accelerate in the next 20. The pitch is a very good one and the ball is coming on well but I think we have enough, we need to get wickets at the top and should be able to defend this.”
Here is the video of the interview:
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Ripal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sean Abbott, Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik.