Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to beat the Punjabi Kings and thus broke their bad streak. Skipper David Warner was shocked by the conditions but is also aware that it is not easy for the curators either "To be honest, it's shocking," Warner said after the game, as quoted by cricbuzz "It looks horrible on TV but you have to give credit to the curators.
They have had a lot of cricket here so it's very very difficult for them to get this wicket up and about. Since I've started playing in Chennai it's always been there but it's very difficult for them. "It's not their (curators) fault that the wicket is like this.
You had the Indian Test series against England and the same thing in Australia we had a lot of games on the same pitches so the curators have got a very difficult job." "As players we know what we have to do, there are no excuses.
It's not ideal but at the end of the day we are grateful to go out there and play on these wickets because it's very challenging for them, they don't have any rest. We have to be professionals and adapt."
SRH made a great move when new ball duties were given to left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma.
"There wasn't really any thought behind it," Warner said on opting to open with the youngster. "We were in the circle there and I just said to Abhishek 'you got the first over' "I just had a gut instinct (because) they had just come from Wankhede and it's been a nice wicket there."
"I thought 'you know what, might as well throw him the ball and see how he goes' Those two guys like pace on the new ball so I just thought I'll bring on Abhishek and we almost had a wicket in the first over."
T Natarajan could be out for a long time due to injuries, which will certainly be a big blow for their team, but there is hope that he could return soon "He obviously has a sore knee," Warner noted. "Given the circumstances in these bubbles, if he goes and gets a scan, he obviously has to sit out for 7 days and get back into quarantine, so we are just monitoring at the moment." "The physios are doing their best to analyse but he obviously has to have a scan at some point."