Sydney Thunder teen Ollie Davies discovered that the laborious means when he went out to bat through the BBL derby on the SCG on Saturday evening.
Chasing the Sydney Sixers’ whole of 187, the Thunder have been in hassle early, dropping two fast wickets as Matthew Gilkes and Blake Nikitaras departed cheaply.
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Davies walked out to hitch opener David Warner on the crease, however he was greeted with the phrase no cricketer needs to listen to.
Warner stated: “How are you champion?”, to which Davies instantly fired again, “Hey don’t champ me mate.”
“Don’t champ me mate,” Warner repeated, laughing at his teammate’s request.
The Australian Take a look at opener then gave his incoming batting companion just a few phrases of recommendation concerning the SCG pitch, which was proving troublesome to bat on.
“When he dug it within the wicket, I assumed I had on a regular basis on this planet and I simply swung by means of it,” Warner defined.
“It’s simply holding (within the pitch) a fraction mate, it in all probability ain’t going to price you.
“Full face (of the bat). Go rock star.”
The hilarious change was picked up by the Fox Cricket mics and Warner’s deadly use of “champion” and “rock star” on his youthful teammate didn’t go unnoticed by the commentators.
Fox Cricket’s Mark Howard stated: “Dropped a champion on him and he didn’t get pleasure from it!”
Mark Waugh added: “Champion and rock star. Couple of fine combos early on for younger Ollie Davies.”
As for the sport itself, Davies was out quickly after for 2 and Warner topscored for the Thunder with simply 16 as they collapsed to be all our for 62, giving the Sixers a 125-run victory.
Earlier, Steve Smith smashed his second BBL century in per week to assist the Sixers put up an imposing whole of 187.
Smith bludgeoned the Thunder’s bowlers to all elements of the SCG and introduced up his hundred with an enormous six.
He reached triple figures off 56 balls, ending 125 not out (66 balls) in a sensational innings that featured 9 sixes.
Smith and captain Moises Henriques (45 not out off 46 balls) mixed for a 155-run partnership — the very best of the Sixers’ season.
Mark Waugh stated on Fox Cricket: “He’s simply put an absolute clinic right here tonight … some type of show tonight.
“He’s become the Hulk tonight.”
“I’m speechless,” Moises Henriques stated.
“That was unbelievable. A few of these photographs, I used to be standing up the opposite finish simply gobsmacked.”
Remarkably, the explosive knock was Smith’s second Massive Bash century within the house of per week, following his hundred within the Sixers’ win over the Adelaide Strikers in Coffs Harbour.
Earlier than his return to the magenta, a male Sixers participant had by no means made a century within the historical past of the Massive Bash. Now they’ve two, each courtesy of Smith.