IPL 2021: “Tough pill to swallow” – David Warner on being axed as SRH skipper

Sunriisers Hyderabad (SRH) lifted the IPL 2016 title under the captaincy of David Warner.

David Warner
David Warner

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) turned out to be one of the worst seasons for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The ‘Orange Army’ finished last in the Points Table with just three wins in 14 games. Moreover, SRH took the field with an unsettled dressing room as they had changed their skipper mid-way during the tournament after losing a few early games.

Sunrisers’ former captain David Warner has reckoned that he wasn’t given any proper explanation for being sacked from the leadership role. In a recent media interaction, the southpaw stated that whatever a player has accomplished in the past will surely carry some weight going into the future as well.

“With the utmost respect for the owners, Trevor Baylis, Laxman, Moody and Murali, when a decision gets made, it has to be a unanimous one. You don’t know who the person is going for you and who isn’t.

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,” said David Warner to Sports Today.

“Would love to represent SRH but the decision is with the owner” – Warner

The Aussie openers highlighted that he has played over 100 games for the Hyderabad-based franchise and four bad outings ruled him out of playing XI. He signed off while mentioning that he would love to once again represent SRH going forward as well.

“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. I would love nothing more than to represent Sunrisers but obviously, that decision is with the owners,” concluded David Warner.

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