Sunrisers Hyderabad’s successful opener David Warner, who was excluded from the XI due to poor form, said he would no longer be seen at the stadium, hinting his stint with the struggling franchise could be ended. Warner was knocked out last night from the game against the Rajasthan Royals, which SRH won by seven wickets. That victory aside, the franchise had a poor run with just two wins in 10 games, which left them at the bottom of the points table and out of action for a playoff berth.
Warner’s absence from the team’s dugout did not go unnoticed, and fans wondered where he was under an SRH Instagram post.
In response to questions, Warner posted, “Unfortunately that won’t be the case anymore, but please continue to support.”
Warner has been woefully out of form this season, accumulating just 181 points in eight games so far with an average of 24.37. His strike rate, right now, is the lowest of any IPL stint, making it his worst season in the league.
The 34-year-old joined SRH in 2014 and served as team captain for his first IPL title in 2016.
Dropped out of the leadership role after the 2018 ball tampering scandal, he returned as a skipper in 2020.
He was again dismissed as captain in this season’s first leg due to the team’s poor run and differences with team manager Tom Moody and head coach Trevor Bayliss.
“We can’t be in the finals, so we decided that we wanted the young people to experience not only the games, but also the time spent on the ground and around the set-up,” Bayliss said at the conference. post-game press release on Monday, when asked if Warner was staying in his hotel room.
IPL sources have revealed that he will be released at the end of the season and will return to the auction pool.
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