David Warner, former Australian vice-captain and the current leader of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, has thanked the duo of Kane Williamson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for spearheading the SRH unit in the past two editions of the Indian Premier League.
David Warner, who led the Orange Army to their maiden IPL title at the expense of the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore back in 2016, recently engaged in a video call session consisting of coach Trevor Bayliss and a majority of SRH members ahead of the upcoming edition.
The 13th edition of the cash-rich league is all set to kick off in the United Arab Emirates from September 19.
David Warner was removed from the leadership role back in 2018 due to his involvement in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal. Warner coped a one-year suspension and was duly replaced by Kane Williamson, who led the Orange Army to the finals.
‘I just want to say thanks to Kane and Bhuvi’- David Warner
Last year, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took over the reins of the side for a few after Williamson was ruled out due to injury as SRH finished fourth in the competition.
Earlier this year, Warner was reinstated as the captain by the Sunrisers Hyderabad management.
“Obviously, with me taking over, I just want to say thanks to Kane and Bhuvi. The last two years, you guys have been outstanding for us and taken us to the finals, and sitting back and watching was awesome and obviously playing last year was fantastic and gold.” David Warner said.
Warned also went on to credit the players for their performances in the past two years, while also adding that each of them is a leader in their own right.
“And you guys, a lot of credit to you, the way the guys have been playing cricket, the last couple of years, and moving forward, nothing would change from that aspect. For all of us, it doesn’t matter if you have a ‘C’ next to your name, we’re all leaders,” he added.