'Disappointing Effort...,' David Warner Has No Words Left After DC's Shameful Loss
David Warner (Source: BCCI/IPL)
Chasing 168 for victory, Delhi Capitals (DC) faltered at the wrong time as they lost quick wickets in the middle after a decent start by their openers David Warner and Phil Salt who forged a solid 69-run partnership. However, as soon as they got out, the wickets fell like a pack of cards and the home side were restricted to just 136, thus losing the match by 31 runs.
It was Prabhsimran Singh's century that caused them most of the problems as the Capitals after this loss have been eliminated from the tournament.
Skipper Warner wasn't pleased with efforts first with the ball as they conceded more than what they would have liked and also, the dropped catches cost them badly. Adding to this, the southpaw lambasted his batters for not taking responsibility as they kept losing wickets in the middle.
He further mentioned that for the remainder of the season, they would be looking to play with more freedom and to save their pride.
"It was about trying to restrict them to a decent total. They got more than we would have liked. Prabhsimran batted really well, dropped chances cost us a few. At the end of the day after the powerplay when you lose 6 for 30 not going to win a lot of games. You got to play for pride, and play with freedom [on the remaining games]. Another disappointing effort with the bat after the good start we had. When you lose they are the things that happen in this format [on chopping and changing of their team]. We found the right combination but we keep losing 3-4 quick wickets and you can't do that at this level."
With two games left against Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings, respectively, Delhi would be looking to leave with an impact.