IPL 2020: David Warner's promise to SRH fans - Will do the 'Butta Bomma' if we go all the way

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Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner shed light on his association with the former champions, saying India has become his second home and SRH his family at the Indian Premier League. Warner said doing well for the franchise means a lot to him, given the support he has had from the management and owners over the years.

David Warner said winning the IPL 2020 trophy is the best gift SRH can give to their fans, who have been backing them "day in and day out" ever since their inception in the IPL.

David Warner has also made a promise to Sunrisers Hyderabad fans who follow and cherish their captain on and off the field.

Warner became a TikTok sensation during the enforced break due to the novel coronavirus as he brought smiles on the faces of SRH fans by enacting popular Telugu songs. His version of the popular Telugu song 'Butta Bomma' was a big hit among fans and the SRH captain said he will do the 'Butta Bomma' dance once again if they manage to go the distance at IPL 2020.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have been on a run as they qualified for the play-offs after beating the top 3 sides on the points table. SRH notched up their 4th successive win when they knocked Royal Challengers Bangalore out of IPL 2020 with a 5-wicket win in Friday's Eliminator. Delhi Capitals stand in their way as they bid to reach their 3rd final in 5 years.

"I promise all the Hyderabad fans that, if we do get across the line, I will do the Butta Bomma," David Warner told Sports Today on Saturday.

Speaking about what it means to do well for SRH, Warner said: "Personally, it will mean a lot. Obviously, I missed out on that season two years back and missed out on an opportunity to put runs on the board for the team and show my value as a cricket player that my standard is up there even after having a year off.

"This team means a lot to me, it's family. I call India my second home, this means a lot to myself. I have so much passion for this franchise.

"I have been here since the 2nd year. I have had the backing and support of the franchise to get me in the auction. They gave me that belief and let me lead the side in 2016. Obviously, with Kane (Williamson) and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) taking over the reins last year when I was not there, this means a lot to all of us. This involves a lot of planning, a lot of hard work, a lot of preparation.

"It will mean a lot to me personally but it will mean a lot more to the franchise and more importantly to the fans who have stuck with us, day in and day out. We just keep putting a smile on people's faces in these unprecedented times."

High-pressure games can be fun: David Warner

David Warner conceded he had some nervous moments during the last-over thriller against RCB on Friday. Kane Williamson and Jason Holder rescued SRH after early jolts in their 131-chase before sealing a win in the last over of the chase.

Warner said he is not immune to nerves ahead of big games but he tries to keep it simple and approach the knockout matches with a lot of clarity.

"When you get to these games, you feel a bit of nerves. You have got a lot of time to waste during the day before you get out there. It's almost like you're playing the game in your mind, when you're sleeping, when you have coffee," Warner said.

" You are always thinking 'how to go about it?'. At the end of the day, you have to keep it simple, clear mind. It's our job, it's fun. I go out there with a calm mind and try to execute the game as well as I can."

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