New Delhi. The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is going to be forgotten for David Warner. While the flamboyant Australian opener started the season as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), he has no longer found a place in the team’s dugout. The 34-year-old was seen cheering on the Orange Army from the stands of the Dubai International Cricket Stadium during Sunrisers Hyderabad’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders. The Hyderabad team management has faced the displeasure of the fans on social media.
Actually, David Warner was suddenly sacked as captain in the first phase of IPL 2021. It was decided to change the fortunes of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the competition. He was even dropped from the playing XI. While he played a few matches in the UAE leg. David Warner was again dropped from the playing XI after scores of 0 and 2.
David Warner shared a picture from the stands with the fans
Apart from this, he did not travel with the team after David Warner was dropped and stayed in the team hotel. Obviously he was not selected in the first 18. However, all these things did not stop the 34-year-old from supporting his team. During the match against KKR, Warner was seen cheering the Kane Williamson-led side along with some fans. He also posted a selfie from the stadium along with fellow spectators.
After this picture of Warner went viral on social media, the fans reprimanded the team management fiercely. After all, Warner has been one of their best performers over the years. He joined the franchise in 2014 and it did not take long for him to become the cornerstone of the team. Along with scoring a lot of runs, he also did well in the leadership department.
— Apoorve Agarwal (@apoorve2189) October 3, 2021
— Samar Pratap (@Samarpratap1207) October 3, 2021
I want him to go to some other team in mega auction and smash SRH in both games. This is humiliating.
— Jack (@Cricket_Insect) October 3, 2021
There is heavy monsoon and storm in April…
️Warner ️ pic.twitter.com/dLHbrhti07
— venkatesh (@vnksix) October 3, 2021
— Neelabh (@CricNeelabh) October 3, 2021
Under the captaincy of David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad team achieved the distinction of winning the title in 2016. In fact, David Warner won the Orange Cap thrice while playing for the Hyderabad franchise. Looking at all these facts, the fans criticized Sunrisers Hyderabad for not allowing Warner in the dug-out. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad (which is already out of the race for the playoffs) continued their poor game against KKR. Batting first, Sunrisers tried well after scoring 115 runs, but they eventually lost the competition by six wickets.