Kolkata Knight Riders won their first match of the season and took over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Eden Gardens, but the pocket rocket David Warner was the one who won all the hearts.
David Warner was making a comeback in the IPL after a gap of more than one year, and he didn’t let down his fans at all.
Warner, along with Australian former captain Steve Smith was suspended by Cricket Australia because of the ball tampering issues and due to the same cause, IPL governing council also banned the duo to participate in the last season of Indian Premier League.
However, David Warner did not take any time to unleash himself in the 12th season of the biggest cricket league. The Aussie lad opened the innings with Jonny Bairstow and together they put up a 118-run partnership for the first wicket against KKR in the 2nd match of the league.
In his brilliant comeback knock, David Warner scored 85 runs on just 53 balls with the help of three sixes and nine boundaries.
The 32-year-old batsman from the orange army hit two mesmerizing boundaries off Piyush Chawla first and then smashed two consecutive boundaries to Sunil Narine as well.
He hit an amazing six on a short ball by Andre Russell to reach his 37th half century of the IPL. With this half century, Warner surpassed Gautam Gambhir in terms of hitting maximum half-centuries in the Indian Premier League.
Twitteratis highly enjoyed watching David Warner hitting a brilliant knock on his IPL comeback. All the David Warner fans and many of the cricket legends appreciated him on Twitter for his fascinating innings.
Twitter’s Reactions on David Warner
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Warner’s fans and many great cricketers on his amazing knock of 85 runs against KKR.
Warner is BACK … #IPL2019— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 24, 2019
When the good balls get hit for boundaries you know the quality of batsmanship , just what the doctor ordered on a comeback for #DavidWarner excellent from VijayShankar too intent from ball one ?? ..#KKRvsSRH #IPL #IPL2019 #BadriBytes— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) March 24, 2019
David Warner looks in superb touch at Eden Gardens. Brings up fifty on his IPL return inside nine overs with barely a false stroke along the way. #KKRvSRH— Matthew Taylor (@MattyA_Taylor) March 24, 2019
50* on a comeback.— Prajakta Bhawsar (@18prajakta) March 24, 2019
Only Warner things ?❤️#KKRvsSRH
Well, this has been a statement and a half from David Warner so far. #KKRvSRH— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) March 24, 2019
David Warner becomes the first overseas cricketer to score over 700 runs against KKR in IPL…— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 24, 2019
David Warner is here on 24/3/19, exactly one year after the ban. Been through a lot, wish him the best. He has done his time, time to get behind him. #IPL2019— Manya (@CSKian716) March 24, 2019
Most 50s in IPL— Merin Kumar ™ (@merin_kumar) March 24, 2019
37 David Warner
36 Gautam Gambhir
35 Suresh Raina
34 Virat Kohli
34 Rohit Sharma
So, these were some of the amazing twitter reactions for David Warner by his fans. If you also want to share your thoughts for Warner or his knocks, feel free to comment below.