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SRH's star player David Warner opens up about leaving the orange army after IPL 2021!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 • Tamil Sport News Comments

We had already updated you that Sunrisers Hyderabad is most likely to release their former skipper David Warner after IPL 2021. But the phenomenal opener says that he had been left out of the team without any explanation from the management. He added that he would like to remain in the orange army but it is not likely to happen.

Sunrisers removed Warner from the captaincy midway through the tournament, just before the India leg came to a halt because of Covid-19. They replaced him with Kane Williamson. During the second leg of IPL 2021 in the UAE, Warner featured in just two of the Sunrisers' seven games, before being left out altogether.

Then, David was benched for their last 5 games and Warner wasn't even part of the contingent that travelled to the ground in one of those games. Speculations are that the management had a fallout with the Australian batter. Warner had led the team to the maiden trophy and had been the consistent leading run-scorer. But the champion player says that the management is drifting with him without an explanation.

In a recent interaction, David said, "The disappointing thing for me was not being explained why I was dropped as captain. I think if you want to go along the lines of form, it's a difficult one because I guess whatever you've done in the past would have some weightage moving forward, especially when you've played 100 [95] games for the franchise."

Warner further added, "I had four bad games, two run-outs in that, on slow and low wickets in Chennai. It's difficult, a bitter pill to swallow but I don't think I will ever get answers and must move on. It's time to look forward, there's another auction coming up. I'd love nothing more than to represent Sunrisers still, but the decision remains with the owners and what direction the franchise wants to go in."

The 34-year-old cricketer concludes by saying, "Sometimes you get the feeling that you're not going to be retained by a franchise, with little signs that you could see in and around the group. From my perspective, I could see the writing was on the wall, and it was an appropriate time to say thank you [to the fans on social media]. Obviously I'd love to be part of the IPL in 2022. I obviously started my career at Delhi, played with Sunrisers and yet the final chapter of my career, I still have a long time left in these leagues, and there are plenty of runs left. I'll be looking forward to whatever opportunities present itself and I'll give it my 100%."

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