Amidst the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), a harsh decision came from SunRisers Hyderabad’s management team. On Saturday, ahead of their game against Rajasthan Royals, SRH declared that Kane Williamson would wear the captaincy hat for the remainder of the IPL.
While SRH fans are still digesting the change in their overseas combination, former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull opened up about an anticipated reason that made former SRH captain David Warner lose his hat. The cricketer who also excels in the commentary business said that the fall-out between Warner and SRH’s management might be the catalyst.
Something must have fallen out of the lines – Simon Doull
Simon Doull stated that Warner’s recent comments on Manish Pandey’s elimination from the playing XI despite having runs might not go well with the management. During the post-match press conference, Warner told Pandey’s snub was the selectors’ decision.
“I think there must have been a falling out somewhere along the lines and not with the team, there has to be a falling out with the coaching structure. After what he said in that game about leaving Manish Pandey out, it was not his decision at all, he didn’t want to do it clearly. And basically, you passed the buck, you blamed it on someone else and I think he has paid the price for that,” said Simon Doull while speaking to Cricbuzz.
Simon Doull also spoke about SRH’s extreme management failure in recent years. Last year, they sacked their maiden cup winning coach Tom Moody and appointed Trevor Bayliss, England’s World Cup-winning coach. However, Moody re-joined the camp ahead of the IPL 2021.
“That dynamic… you sack a coach, Tom Moody, you employ Trevor Bayliss and then you bring Tom Moody back to oversee your cricket. I don’t know how that relationship can possibly work. And I wonder whether one [win] in 5 (6) is the direct result of that relationship not working… And the press release suggests that he [David Warner] won’t even play now that’s even more strange,” Simon Doull added.