Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman David Warner opened up on being sacked as the team’s skipper and said he was never explained about the decision by the team management.
Things didn’t seem to go well between the Australian player and his franchise in the final games of the league stage of IPL 2021 as Warner was dropped from the team and was seen cheering for them from the stands.
There are still questions to which I will never get answers: David Warner
SRH had a very poor season in IPL 2021 as the Orange Army finished at the foot of the points table having won only three matches from 14 games. Warner was replaced with New Zealand’s Kane Williamson as the team’s captain in the middle of the tournament.
Warner said that he wasn’t given any explanation for his removal as SRH’s captain and it was difficult for him to take that decision.
“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 told Sports Today.
“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,” he added.
David Warner is SRH’s leading run-scorer
Warner joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 after being with Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for the first five seasons in the Indian Premier League. Warner led SRH to their maiden IPL title in 2016 as they defeated Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final by eight runs.
Warner is Sunrisers Hyderabad’s highest run-scorer with 4014 runs from 95 matches and has scored 40 fifties and a couple of centuries for the franchise in seven IPL editions.