David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) confirmed their retentions ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction and Aussie opener, David Warner, wasn’t one of them. Although it was along expected lines, it was a rather poor way for the two parties to separate.

The much-publicized feud between Warner and SRH finally came to an end. On Tuesday night, the eight franchisees involved in the IPL announced their retention list. The Hyderabad management opted to retain Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, and Umran Malik, much to the surprise of the cricketing fraternity.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rashid Khan was expected to be the top-choice but SRH was adamant about offering Williamson the biggest contract. While the failure to keep Rashid was a surprise, the most successful batsman of the franchise – Warner, was let go and the 34-year-old took to Instagram to thank the fans.

Here’s David Warner’s goodbye message:

Chapter closed!! Thanks to all of the fans @srhfansofficial @sunrisersfansofficial for your support over all the years, it was was much appreciated. #fans #loyal.”

Warner was bought by Hyderabad in the 2014 IPL auction for USD 880,000. The very next year, he was appointed as the captain. In the 2016 IPL, he led them to their second trophy, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the final.

David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)
IPL 2022 Retention: "Chapter Closed" - David Warner Reacts After Being Released By SRH IPL 2022 Retention: "Chapter Closed" - David Warner Reacts After Being Released By SRH IPL 2022 Retention: "Chapter Closed" - David Warner Reacts After Being Released By SRH IPL 2022 Retention: "Chapter Closed" - David Warner Reacts After Being Released By SRH

Along with AB de Villiers, Warner is one of the most successful overseas players in the history of the IPL. To date, he is the only batsman to win the Orange Cap three times. In just 95 innings for SRH, Warner amassed 4014 runs at a brilliant average of 49.56 and an excellent strike rate of 142.59.

Also Read – MS Dhoni To Play For CSK In IPL 2022; Ravindra Jadeja Becomes The First Choice Retention