Australian David Warner was the main man of the Sunrisers Hyderabad ( SRH ) for four-five IPL seasons. The left-hander managed to be the top run-scorer for the team. Warner scored 500 runs consistently for the last three years. Also, he was the skipper of the side when SRH won their first-ever IPL trophy in 2016. However, Waner witnessed his worst IPL season with the franchise in IPL 2021.
In the 14th edition of IPL fans saw Warner’s downfall, he was removed from the captaincy and even dropped from the team. In the middle of the season, the captaincy was taken away from him after a poor run of the team. Kiwi Kane Williamson was appointed as the new captain of SRH in the match against Rajasthan Royals. This move by the franchise was condemned by the fans and experts.
A fan wanted to know the reason behind removing him from leadership. So in curiosity, he commented on Warner’s social media “Who’s idea was it to drop you?”. The Southpaw did not mention anybody’s name but responded to the fan’s question with few laughing emojis.
David Warner had a poor outing in IPL 2021
Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the most strong and consistent sides in the Indian Premier League. The orange army has qualified consistently for the playoffs since 2016, the franchise always somehow managed to give what fans expected from them.
However, they failed to meet fans’ expectations in IPL 2021 and things went horrible. The team only won one out of seven games in the first half of the season.
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David Warner also was unable to live up to his reputation. Also, the team selection was criticized by experts. SRH stuck with the Players like Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar even after they failed in the league. Meanwhile, Pandey was dropped later for batting with a poor strike rate. However, Warner felt that was a wrong decision by the management.
It looked like the management and skipper Warner wasn’t on the same page. The decision of stripping David Warner from captaincy was a shocking one.