Watch: David Warner invents new shot after switch hit goes wrong, gets a boundary

There's always a backup plan for the modern batter, and David Warner proved as much against Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the DC vs SRH fixture in IPL 2022.
 
David Warner

David Warner produced an inexplicable innovation during his outstanding knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. Prepared to play a switch hit, Warner turned the bat in his hand to go over the left-handers third man, but a smart Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled it onto his original leg side. With the off-side out of reach with his new stance, Warner turned to dab the ball to the leg side (right hander's off side) to fetch a four through the original fine leg position. 

The commentators and fans were left dumbfounded by the ridiculous innovation from the Australian left-handed opener, who remained unbeaten on 92 for Delhi Capitals even as Rovman Powell completed a rout in the death overs with a 35-ball 67.

Delhi hammered a 200-plus total as SRH looked clueless despite Umran Malik clocking a record 157kph delivery in the season. 

WATCH WARNER PLAY THE SWITCH HIT-DAB SHOT FOR FOUR

Earlier, both teams had to make tons of changes to their starting XIs with several injuries. DC lost Prithvi Shaw to injury, and lost replacement opener Mandeep Singh for a duck, but Warner and then Rishabh Pant took off before the Rovman Powell show in the death.