IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts As SunRisers Hyderabad Drop Axed Skipper David Warner From The Playing XI
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IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts As SunRisers Hyderabad Drop Axed Skipper David Warner From The Playing XI

David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

In a shocking turn of events in the last 24 hours, champion opener David Warner has found himself not only get stripped from SunRisers Hyderabad captaincy but also dumped from the playing 11 for the match against Rajasthan Royals.

Warner, who has led SunRisers Hyderabad to their maiden and only IPL title way back in 2016, has led the ‘Orange Army’ in 67 games, winning 35 of them.

David Warner was the cornerstone of SunRisers Hyderabad batting line-up, having smashed 500+ runs in each of the past seven seasons. The southpaw has racked up 28.68% of the total teams’ runs.

David Warner
David Warner [Image-IPLT20]
But, Warner’s form this year has been pretty lean and it reached its nadir in the last game against Delhi Capitals where he managed a painstaking 55-ball 57, leading SunRisers Hyderabad to their 5th defeat in six games.

Ahead of their all-important fixture against Rajasthan Royals, SunRisers Hyderabad, in a press release announced that Kane Williamson will be taking over the leadership role from David Warner.

Not only that, but the release also suggested that David Warner may not play the next game as the management is looking at a new overseas combination.

And, the same was confirmed by Tom Moody minutes before the fixture against the Royals.

“We have to make a hard call, someone has to miss out and unfortunately it’s David Warner. He is shocked and disappointed, anyone will be disappointed. He has come to the terms of what management needs and rallied around the team” said Tom Moody.

 

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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