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Watch: Right-handed David Warner canters Gayle for 14 off 3 balls

By Chaitanya Laxman

David Warner’s exploits in T20 cricket are well-known. The left-hand batsman is known for his aggressive batting and power hitting. But on Tuesday he showed another facet of his skills by batting right-handed and what’s more interesting he scored 14 runs from three balls while batting right-handed.

Warner version 2.0

The incident happened during the match between Sylhet Sixers and Rangpur Riders. Featuring for Sixes, the Aussie batsman was playing on 47 runs off 30 balls in the 19th over when Chris Gayle stranded him by bowling two dot balls.

In response, the Aussie cricketer decided to change his style of batting and became a right-handed batsman. Interestingly he notified about his intentions to the umpire before the delivery and hence Gayle knew that Warner was going to bat right-handed.

But despite that Gayle failed to arrest the damage. Warner smashed Gayle for a six down the ground and then swept and reverse-swept the bowler to finish the over with two fours.

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You can watch Warner’s carnage here.

On the first ball as a right-hand batsman, Warner smashed the bowler over his head for a bix six. On the next ball, he swept a full-toss and gathered a four through square leg region.

And on the last ball, he played a reverse sweep to gain another four through the third-man region.

It was at the back of my mind: Warner

The Aussie batsman finished the innings by scoring 61 not out of just 36 balls. His sterling hitting allowed Sixers to defeat Riders in this game.

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After the game, Warner stated that it was one of those things at the back of his mind as he couldn’t get Chris Gayle away because of his height and the lengths that he was bowling.

He pointed out that he plays golf right-handed, so he thought he might as well come and swing and clear the ropes and it came off.

Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.