Warner grabbed everyone’s attention as he took stance as a proper right handed batsman
Sylhet Sixers skipper David Warner produced a surprise move during his brilliant innings against Rangpur Riders at Sylhet International stadium.
Warner was well set and was batting on 45 runs off 29 balls before Chris Gayle came on to bowl the 19th over.
Warner took two in the first ball but could not connect the second ball and third ball was also a dot.
And then Warner grabbed everyone’s attention as he took stance as a proper right handed batsman.
When Gayle bowled the delivery on the middle stump, Warner just hit through the line as a proper right-handed batsman and smashed a six over long on.
David Warner was batting left-handed AND right-handed today in Sylhet and his quick fifty helps Sixers to a formidable totalhttps://t.co/lwYO62ajIO #BPLT20 https://t.co/VJfm7TCPdn pic.twitter.com/bQwKEgeR6A— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 16, 2019
It was not a switch hit. Warner played it as a right-handed batsman!
He kept batting with the right-handed batsman’s stance in the remaining two balls of the over and scored boundaries on both occasions.
The fifth ball boundary was a paddle sweep and the sixth ball boundary was a reverse sweep.
It was great improvisation by the left-hander and crowd enjoyed it thoroughly.
However in the last over of the innings, when pacer Shafiul Islam came to bowl, Warner went back to his original left-hand stance.
Warner eventually was unbeaten on 61 off 36 balls with six fours and two sixes.