David Warner and his disassociation with Sunrisers Hyderabad’s franchise has remained one of the most perplexing and discussed topics of this season. It all started in the first leg of the season when after only a few matches of poor performance, the SRH management decided to replace Warner as the captain. Not to forget that he was the same leader, under whose able leadership SRH had become champions in the 2016 season. Later he was even dropped from the side and was seen playing the role of 12th man for his team.
Coming into the second phase, fans were expecting a revival from Warner, as he was once again given a chance. But he failed to perform miserably and was again sidelined, this time for good. He wasn’t even seen on the bench for the remainder of the season. In a recent interview with Sports Today, the Australian opened up about his situation when asked: what went wrong, why was he dropped as SRH captain.
Warner said, ‘I’m not 100% sure how to answer that… when a decision is made, it has to be a unanimous one. You don’t know who the person is going for you and who isn’t.’ he further added that being dropped without a proper explanation was very disappointing for him. After playing more than a hundred matches for the franchise, he hoped for his past performances to carry some weightage. Warner sighed off saying, ‘I would love nothing more than to represent Sunrisers but obviously, that decision is with the owners.’
David Warner is the highest run-scorer for the franchise. He has 4014 runs against his name in just 95 matches.