Watch: David Warner yells in frustration after failing to hit the ball
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner can take some pride in the fact that he became the first batsman to smash 50th fifty in the Indian Premier League. He accomplished this milestone against Chennai Super Kings at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
In the process, he also went on to complete 10,000 runs in the truncated version of the game. The left-handed batsman added another feather to his illustrious cap as he went on to smash 200 sixes in the cash-rich IPL.
Coming out to bat against CSK after winning the toss, Warner played one of the slowest innings of his cricketing career. The SRH captain was only 40 runs away from the big milestone. He accomplished the landmark during the game and is the fourth player after the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Shoaib Malik to enter the 10,000-run club.
Playing his 148th IPL match, the southpaw became the first and the fastest cricketer to complete 50 half-centuries in the IPL. Delhi Capitals' opener Shikhar Dhawan is second on the elite list with 43 fifties. Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli comes third on the list with 40 fifties to his name in the IPL.
David Warner shouts in frustration after a big miss
During the recently-concluded game against CSK, Warner was not happy with himself as he played one of the wishy-washy knocks of his career. When Warner reached 39 off 44 balls, he knew that he wasted too many balls and wanted to have a go at the bowler to relieve himself.
During the 15th over, Lungi Ngidi bowled a pretty decent delivery which triggered Warner to play a big shot. However, Warner failed to hit the ball and grunted in disappointment because it was an extremely frustrating and boring knock for the left-hander.
During the third ball of the over, Ngidi bowled right at the slot but Warner missed it completely. Soon after missing the ball, he yelled in frustration. The video clip of the same has gone viral on social media. Warner scored 57 off 55 balls with the help of 3 boundaries and 2 sixes at a strike rate of around 104 and was dismissed by Ngidi.