David Warner Turns Right-Handed, Embarrasses Chris Gayle By Scoring 14 Off 3 Balls

David Warner must have got Sunrisers Hyderabad excited ahead of IPL 2019 with his right-handed batting

Ambidextrous players are always exciting to watch. Aussie opener David Warner, who is currently banned from playing for his national team, recently gave viewers a lot to cheer for when he turned right-handed batsman. During the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match between Sylhet Sixers and Rangpur Riders on January 16, Warner attempted batting right-handed for the first time, leaving spectators pleasantly surprised.

The Sylhet skipper countered Chris Gayle with his new strategy, and was able to score just a couple of runs off the first three deliveries of the penultimate over of the innings. The left-handed batsman decided to turn right-handed which led to an immediate response from the Sylhet crowd.

His plan worked as he was able to hit the ball with the spin. The first ball he faced right handed was hammered for a six over Gayle’s head. The next ball was guided past the backward square fielder for a boundary. And for the next ball he played a reverse sweep, getting a boundary by beating the third man fielder.

He was able to score 14 runs off the last three deliveries of the over, turning a decent over from ‘Universe Boss’ to a horrible one.

The 32-year-old explained what was the thought process behind improvising towards the end of the innings:

“It was one of those things at the back of my mind as I couldn’t get Chris away because of his height and the lengths that he was bowling. I play golf right-handed, so I thought I might as well come and swing and clear the ropes. It came off.”

He scored 61 runs off just 36 deliveries guiding his team to a total of 187 for 5. The Australian also had a dance move in store after hitting a boundary off Gayle which many found amusing.

The best reaction

Belly dance!

Making the most of his time off

Yes, he can

Good news for Sunrisers Hyderabad

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