David Warner says that the last time he played in Delhi was in 2011. Sunil Gavaskar gave him a cheeky reminder.
Delhi Capitals lost their opening match of the Indian Premier League 2023 to Lucknow Super Giants on Saturday. After the match, while speaking to the broadcasters, David Warner said that the last time he played in Delhi was in 2011. Two days earlier, Sunil Gavaskar gave him a cheeky reminder about the Delhi test between India and Australia that team Australia had recently lost. An amazing conversation unfolded between the two players, with David Warner pointing out the difference between a red ball and a white ball.
Warner is leading the Delhi Capitals in the absence of Rishabh Pant. Keys had a century in the opener match against LucknowSuper giants but could not take Delhi across the line. After the end of the match, he said that he expects his team to bounce back in their home game next. Warner said, “We go back to Delhi in front of our home crowd.” I know it is a batting wicket, and the last time I was there in Delhi was back in 2011, when it was low and slow. But now I see a bit of green grass on that surface, and there will be a bit of dew in the night. “If we can get an all-round good wicket, it would be fantastic.”
To this, Gavaskar said, “David, when was the last time you were there in Delhi in 2011-12?” “You were there last month!” Then David replied, “Yeah, I know that.” That was a different pitch; it was a red ball. “Let’s forget that.”
Delhi Capitals lost their opening match against the LucknowSuper giants after being dismissed for 143 runs at the loss of nine wickets while chasing the target of 194.