Sunrisers have lost three games on the trot on the track of MA Chidambaram Stadium here, which has the reputation of helping spinners. The venue has witnessed many batting falls this season.
On Wednesday, however, SRH had the last laugh as they chased a small target of 120, set by the Punjab Kings, in 18.4 overs to cap their three-game losing streak.
Warner criticized the wicket but shouted from blaming the curators.
“To be honest, it’s shocking,” Warner said at a virtual press conference after his team reported a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Punjab.
“It looks horrible on TV but you have to praise the curators. They’ve got a lot of cricket here so it’s very difficult for them to get this wicket around. Since I she has always been there but it is very difficult for them. ”
Chepauk track has held a lot of cricket in recent months with India challenging England in two Test matches in February, followed by the initial clause of the ongoing IPL.
“It’s not their (curators’) fault that the wicket is like this. You had the Indian Test series against England and the same in Australia we had a lot of games on the same fields, so the curators have had a very difficult job “Warner said.
“As players, we know what we have to do, there are no excuses. It’s not ideal but at the end of the day, we’re grateful to go out there and play on these wickets because it’s very challenging for them, they don’t. Don’t get any rest. We have to be professionals and adapt. ”
The Australian also revealed that sailor T Natarajan has not played SRH the last two games due to a knee injury.
“He obviously has a sore knee. Given the circumstances in these bubbles, if he goes and has a scan, he obviously has to sit out for seven days and go back in to quarantine, so we’re monitoring right now, “Warner said.
“The physios do their best to analyze but obviously have to have a scan at some point.”
Abhishek’s left arm spinner Sharma his two wickets impressed after SRH handed over the first of the pubs to him.
“There was really no thought behind it. We were in the ring there and I told Abhishek ‘you got the first over,'” Warner said.
Sharma could have gotten a wicket had Rashid Khan not dropped the opener Mayank Agarwal in deep midwicket.
“I had a gut instinct (because) they had just come from Wankhede and it’s been a nice wicket there. I thought ‘you know what, who could also throw the ball to him and see how ‘go’.
“Those two guys like speed on the new ball so I thought I’d bring Abhishek on and we almost got a wicket in the first game over there,” Warner said.