‘NoWarnerNoSRH’ trends on Twitter as fans back David Warner, demand retention ahead of IPL 2022, Sports News
David Warner had a scorching and forgettable run in the 2021 IPL. The Australian opener started again as captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), but back-to-back losses and his indifferent form led to his sacking in the first leg in India early this year. When the second and final leg started in the UAE, Warner had lost the trust of the SRH team management by then.
As he played the first two games of the Hyderabad franchise, his poor performances with the bat led to his ouster. Moreover, he was not even seen in the SSR canoe for a few matches; raise eyebrows among ardent SSR fans. While Warner eventually returned to the stands, during SRH’s showdown against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he was not included in a video shared by the franchise – featuring all of their players – after completing the show. ‘IPL 14 at the bottom.
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While Warner is expected to be released by the SRH franchise, ahead of the mega auction ahead of IPL 2022, fans have backed the former captain and are demanding his retention.
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After the SRH campaign, Warner also opened up about its spinoff with team leadership. âI’m not 100% sure how to answer that. With the greatest respect to the owners, Trevor Baylis, Laxman, Moody and Murali, when a decision is made it has to be unanimous. You don’t know who the person is going to be. for you and who isn’t, “Warner told Sports Today.
He added: “The other disappointing thing for me was not explaining why I was dropped as captain. If you want to follow the lines of form it’s difficult because, I guess that whatever you’ve done in the past would have a little bit of weight moving forward, would you think Especially when you’ve played about 100 games for the franchise, I think I had four bad games in those? First five games in Chennai. It’s tough, a tough pill to swallow. There are still questions that I think I’ll never get answered, but you have to move on. “
For the uninitiated, Warner entered the SRH dugout in 2014 and crossed the 500 point mark in every season except the 14th edition. In addition, he led the Orange Army in his only title in 2016.
Will Warner be held up or released before the mega-auction? Only time will tell, but he’s certainly created a legacy within the franchise.