Matches come thick and fast in the Indian Premier League (IPL), leaving players with little time to regroup once they’ve given their all on the pitch. So if the players get some time, they make the most of it by taking part in various recreational activities, as evidenced by a recent video shared by SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). The SRH squad, led by skipper David Warner, decided to spend their day off playing beach volleyball.
– SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 6, 2020
The video begins with David Warner leveling the sand in his field before the match. Despite being a fun game, Warner, the real competitor that he is, gives everything for the team’s cause. From hitting the ball to performing the defensive duties, he did it all. In fact, he even took a few blows to the knee for the team.
According to the protocol of the BCCI, the players are not allowed to leave their bio-bubbles. Warner and his team hope this fun activity will help rejuvenate them after a disappointing performance against Mumbai Indians in their previous game.
The defending champion stopped Hyderabad’s two-game winning streak by beating them handsomely on Sunday by 34 runs at Sharjah Cricket Stadium – in what was their first afternoon game of the season.
However, ahead of their next league game against Kings XI Punjab at the bottom on October 8, SRH suffered a major blow as their starting bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was banned from the tournament. The club announced that Prithvi will fill Raj Yarra as his replacement for the remaining games.
Bhuvneshwar was the second SRH player after all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was excluded from the current edition after an injury on the field.
Despite the major setback, Warner and Co. regroup and prepare for their upcoming matches. After a few extra days of free time, SRH is returning to the hectic schedule, with their next three games scheduled over the six-day span between October 8 and 13.
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