Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda and David Warner: Lisa Sthalekar explains SRH’s hit-wicket epidemic

A batsman getting out hit-wicket is pretty rare in cricket but quite surprisingly, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have managed to do it thrice in just over a week’s time. On Sunday, SRH skipper David Warner became the third batsman from the side to be dismissed hit-wicket in this IPL season.

It started with Yuvraj Singh against Mumbai Indians (MI) and then Deepak Hooda got himself hit-wicket against Delhi Daredevils (DD). Warner after scoring a fine half-century against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Mohali was dismissed hit-wicket when he went too deep into his crease to flick one off Axar Patel. READ MORE: Yuvraj Singh gets out freakishly in his 100th IPL match

The victims of past, Yuvraj and Hooda ensured a seven-wicket win to help SRH to the play-offs spot. Former Australian women’s cricketer Lisa Sthalekar was commentating when Warner was dismissed. At her witty best, she explained this epidemic, “Hat-trick of batsmen getting hit-wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They like to bat deep and use every inch of the crease.” MORE: IPL 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 7 wickets at Mohali, Stars and Flops

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