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SunRisers Hyderabad Urges Rajasthan Royals To Release Steve Smith?
By CricShots - Nov 1, 2019 4:47 pm
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The veteran Australian cricketers, Steve Smith, and David Warner played a crucial role in Australia dominating another massive win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International (T20I). Smith and Warner notched an unbeaten partnership of 117 runs for the second wicket, helping Australia beat the visiting Sri Lanka by nine wickets to clinch the three-match series with one to play.

Smith and Warner
Smith and Warner

However, before the match, the two players inspired a funny conversation between their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises. The conversation started with Rajasthan Royals, responding to a picture, wrote: “@stevesmith49: Tell Dave (David Warner), I need to bat today!” SunRisers Hyderabad, seeing the mention of their star opener, couldn’t resist and pitched in with a cheeky response: “What better than both of them batting together”.

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Here is the entire thread:

The thread ended with a hilarious response from Rajasthan Royals. “Releasing him (Warner), @SunRisers?”


Smith and Warner have always been crucial cogs for their respective IPL sides. While Smith was handed the Rajasthan Royals captaincy from Ajinkya Rahane mid-season during IPL 2019, Warner came back to SunRisers Hyderabad after one year but refused from captaincy. 

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In terms of achievement and batting performance, Warner holds the edge over his national teammate as he led the Hyderabad-based franchise to IPL title victory in 2016.

Warner has amassed as many as 3,305 runs in 126 IPL appearances at an impressive average of 43.17, while Smith has 1,568 IPL runs to his name from 81 matches scored at 37.44.