David Warner, who has been one of the greatest batsmen in the IPL history, didn’t enjoy a memorable season of the Indian Premier League in 2021. After getting dropped from the position mid-season following a string of low scores.
Warner was replaced by Kane Williamson as skipper midway after SRH had one of their worst starts to an IPL season. Not just this, as the UAE leg resumed, Warner only featured in the first two games for SRH but aggregated just 2 runs. He was then dropped from the squad with Jason Roy taking his place in the team and was benched for the remainder of SRH matches.
Recently, David Warner took to his social media to bid farewell to the fans of SunRisers Hyderabad, hinting that he is likely to leave the franchise from the next season onwards. He also talked about what went wrong this season and went on to reveal that he was not given a reason why he was dropped as SRH captain. He revealed:
“I am not 100 percent sure how to answer that. With the utmost respect for the owners, Trevor Baylis, Laxman, Moody, and Murali, when a decision gets made, it has to be a unanimous one. You don’t know who the person is going for you and who isn’t,”
“The other disappointing thing for me was not being explained why I was dropped as captain. If you want to go along the lines of form, it is a difficult one because I guess whatever you have done in the past would have some weight moving forward, you would think,”
Warner revealed how it was a tough pill for him to swallow as he had four bad games off the 100 games he played for the franchise. He said:
“Especially when you have played about 100 games for the franchise, I think I had four bad games in those first five matches in Chennai. It is difficult, a tough pill to swallow. There are still questions to which I think I’ll never get answers, but you have to move on,”
David Warner signed off: “I would love nothing more than to represent SunRisers but obviously, that decision is with the owners,”