In the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka, Steve Smith and David Warner registered another massive victory over Sri Lanka.
In the match, Smith and Warner shared an unbeaten partnership of 117 runs, helping Australia beat the visiting Sri Lanka with nine wickets to seal the three-match series.
However, a funny conversation between their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises was inspired by the two players before the match. The conversation began when Smith’s Rajasthan Royals IPL franchise replied to a picture wrote: “@stevesmith49: Tell Dave (David Warner), I need to bat today!” Warner’s franchise SunRisers Hyderabad, seeing the mention of their star opener, couldn’t resist and pitched in with a cheeky response: “What better than both of them batting together”.
Here is the entire thread:
What better than both of them batting together 😉
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 30, 2019
Releasing him, @SunRisers? 😉
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 30, 2019
The thread ended with a hilarious response from Rajasthan Royals. “Releasing him (Warner), @SunRisers?”
Smith and Warner are their respective IPL teams ‘star players. While during IPL 2019, Smith was handed over the captaincy of Rajasthan Royals, Warner returned to Sunrisers Hyderabad after one year but was not handed over the leadership.
Warner has the advantage over his national teammate in terms of accomplishment and batting quality as he led the Hyderabad-based franchise to the 2016 IPL little victory.
Warner scored 3,305 runs at a remarkable average of 43,17 in 126 IPL appearances, while Smith has 1,568 IPL runs to his credit from 81 matches played at 37 .44.