The treatment of David Warner this season by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) management hasn’t gone down well with the fans. David Warner, who is the leading overseas run-getter in IPL history, was sacked as SRH skipper mid-season, during the India leg and was replaced by Kane Williamson.
SRH won just one game in the first half of the season and David Warner was also out of form. He was dropped as a player and a captain, but SRH’s fortunes didn’t change as they finished last with just 3 wins. He played in a couple of games in the UAE leg but was dropped again after recording scores of 0 and 2.
Then, the management decided that he should stay back in the hotel. Later in the last few games, he was seen waving the SRH flag and cheering for his team, which made the fans sympathize for the man who led SRH to the title in 2016.
I wasn’t asked to do it: David Warner on being left out of SRH’s farewell video
On Saturday, SRH’s official Instagram page uploaded a video in which skipper Kane Williamson, head coach Trevor Bayliss and other coaching staff members thanked fans for their love and support in a difficult season.
“Thank you #OrangeArmy. For the #Risers, the most important thing was, is and will always be the love and support they get from the,” read the caption of the post.
David Warner, who was SRH’s captain at the start of the season, didn’t feature in the video. The Aussie opener has been active on social media and replied to fans in the comment section.
“No I wasn’t asked to do it,” he replied to a fan.
In another comment, though, the left-hander also clarified that the video had only the skipper, Williamson, and the coaching staff members, while thanking the fans for their continued support.
“It’s just a captains message and staff saying thank you. We all thank you for your support doesn’t matter who in the video it’s ok,” David Warner wrote.
WHAT IS SRH MANAGEMENT DOING? THIS IS COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS. pic.twitter.com/HchF4JeFjE
— Kanav Bali🏏 (@Concussion__Sub) October 9, 2021
SRH lost their last league game to Mumbai Indians by 42 runs.
Delhi Capitals will face Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 on Sunday in Dubai, and Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet Kolkata Knight Riders in Eliminator on Monday in Sharjah.