‘It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, fans will cheer for them. It’s crazy’: Warner names 3 IPL teams with huge support

When Delhi Capitals lost their last match against Mumbai Indians on the penultimate day of the league phase in the 2022 Indian Premier League, they were eliminated. The DC needed to beat MI to qualify for the playoffs, but they lost by five wickets, allowing Royal Challengers Bangalore to finish fourth in the points rankings. The DC, captained by Rishabh Pant, has qualified for the playoffs in each of the previous two seasons, but has yet to win a championship.

 

However, the Delhi Capitals had a lot of positives this season, particularly David Warner’s steady performances. With a strike rate of 150, the Australian opener scored 432 runs in 12 innings for the team. Warner discussed his debut season with the Capitals in an interview with FOX Cricket, stating that he felt “at home.” Head coach Ricky Ponting, assistant coach Shane Watson, and bowling coach James Hopes are all Australians on the DC support staff.

 

“I had a fantastic time in Delhi. Ricky Ponting is the coach, and there are a number of recognised names on the team. It seemed like I was back in Australia with the Aussie lads. There are a few new faces as well, including skipper Rishabh Pant. Since 2020, this exciting young athlete has been guiding the team. Warner added, “It’s a fantastic franchise to be a part of.”

 

When questioned about fan support in the IPL, the Australian batter mentioned three clubs that generate crowds even at the opponents’ home stadiums.

 

“It’s insane.” Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Chennai Super Kings are the three teams. It doesn’t matter where you play them, (even if it’s in your house), they’ll be there. As a result, you’re up against it. So ideally you don’t run across them too frequently,” Warner remarked.