The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is underway, and ten teams are battling it out for the elusive title. Monday evening has Lucknow Super Giants and Sunrisers Hyderabad locking horns against each other at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. After receiving a thrashing in their opening game of the season, Hyderabad will like to turn things around against Lucknow.
With everyone closely watching the game, Hyderabad’s former captain David Warner who led the team to its maiden title in 2016 also has his eyes set on the clash. It also showed through his latest Instagram post where he has asked the fans to predict the winner of the game. Warner posted a picture and wrote “Who’s winning tonight?? Most wickets? Most runs?” in the caption.
Notably, Warner was sacked from captaincy midway by the SRH management last year and was also made to sit out in the last few games. This ill-treatment of the champion player irked fans but the cricketer always asked them to support the franchise. He was also seen cheering for the team from the stands in one of the games in IPL 2021.
After he was released by the Hyderabad-based franchise, Delhi Capitals roped him in for a mere 6.25 Cr. This was being counted as one of the top steals at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Warner to play for Delhi once again
The Australian opener started his IPL journey with Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils) in 2010. He then moved to Hyderabad in 2014. He was made the captain of the franchise in 2015 and one year later, Warner led SRH to their maiden title. He then also led them to playoffs for four consecutive years. However, SRH’s shambolic performances in 2021 raised questions over his captaincy and things got worse from thereon. Now, in 2022, the southpaw will represent Delhi Capitals once again. After missing the first two games, Warner is expected