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Spring in SRH's steps after maiden 2021 IPL victory

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Chennai, April 23 (IANS) There is spring in the steps of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) after their nine-wicket win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 21.

On Friday, the franchise posted a picture of skipper David Warner dribbling the ball past Vijay Shankar and titled it “David Beckham_Warner”, comparing the Australian opening batsman to the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder.

This prompted a fan to warn the Australian about a groin injury he had suffered during the series against India. “Be careful with the groin injury. Still feel he is not 100%”.

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The wit continued into the programme “Never Have I Ever” hosted jointly by Warner and New Zealand’s hotshot batsman Kane Williamson.

Warner jocularly gave a new name to the short skit, “Have I ever never ever, ever”, leaving Williamson quite amused with the “tongue-twister”.

When Warner asked Williamson if he had “never ever broken a bone?”, the New Zealander promptly raised the “Yes” card, but Warner, after a moment of indecision, too raised the “Yes” card.

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Williams then asked his skipper if he had “Never ever won a lottery?” Warner was quick to replay with a “No” card, but added without wasting a moment that he’d once won a bet with his wife.

On whether they had cut their own hair ever, Williamson said that he’d never used the scissors “to cut my hair”, but Warner raised a “Yes” card, mumbling, “Covid-Covid, yeah cut my hair in the pandemic.”

On whether they had set something on fire while cooking, the duo answered in unison: “Yes…well barbecues, which automatically get on fire, isn’t it.”

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The duo would be looking forward to setting the stadium on fire, like their grills back home, when they take on Delhi Capitals on April 25.

–IANS

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