It has been a topsy turvy ride for David Warner. While the Australian cricketers touched remarkable heights in International cricket as well as the Indian Premier League, he had his share of lows. However, no low was perhaps as heartbreaking as Warner's 2021 season with the SunRisers Hyderabad.
The team whom he had led to an IPL title in 2016 not only stripped him of his captaincy but even dropped him from the Playing XI when he failed to score the number of runs, the team had gotten used to in previous seasons, he could not even travel to the ground on match days on quite a few occasions.
Yet the southpaw showed great sportsman spirit and even congratulated Jason Roy for his half-century on IPL debut for Hyderabad when the Englishman had in fact replaced him at the top of the order. And now when Hyderabad are playing their last league match of IPL 2021 and are set to finish at the bottom of the points table, Warner has shared a heartfelt note on social media, bidding farewell to the franchise from the South of India where the Australian is a popular figure.
"Thank You for the memories created. To all the fans, you have been a driving force for our team always to give 100%. I can’t thank you all enough for the support shown. It’s been a great ride. My family and I are going to miss you all!! #respect #cricket #hyderabad One last effort today 💪🏻💪🏻," he captioned a picture of himself in SRH colours.
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Notably, there is set to be a mega auction ahead of IPL 2022 and with the retention policy in effect and the recent events at SRH, the franchise is unlikely to retain Warner in their team. Perhaps the Aussie is aware of the same as his post categorically mentioned that his family and he himself will miss this all.
After the IPL, Warner will be seen opening the innings along with Aaron Finch for Australia in the T20 World Cup set to be played in Oman and UAE. The same was confirmed by Finch at a press conference where he rated Warner as one of the best cricketers ever to have played for the Kangaroos.