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Warner is fantastic as skipper: Laxman

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Mumbai, April 24 : Ahead of their match against Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad team mentor V.V.S. Laxman heaped praise on skipper David Warner on Friday saying the Australian, as a senior squad player, has taken lot of responsibility and has been fantastic in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

"Warner has been fantastic. We have given him the captaincy because of the way he contributed as a leader in 2014. Even though he was not the desigted captain, he was contributing in every team meeting. As a senior player he took a lot of responsibility," Laxman said at a pre-match press conference here, ahead of his team's match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. "In Australian Big Bash Twenty20 league, the opportunities he got he did well. Since the first match this season he has been very good. He has got immense respect within the group. He has also become matured as a player and as a person," he said.

When asked if pacer Ishant Sharma would get the opportunity to play against Mumbai, the 40-year-old said," Ishant played the first game but unfortutely he bowled a lot of no balls. But he has worked hard over the last one week. But Praveen Kumar has got the opportunity and he did really well."

"We want look at playing the best possible eleven, depending on the conditions,also looking at the opposition we play against. It's unfortute that Ishant has missed out but Praveen has bowled well. But Ishant has been working really hard with the group," Laxman said. IANS

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