SunRisers Hyderabad have had a torrid campaign in IPL 2021 so far, with 9 losses in 11 matches. As expected, they have now been officially eliminated from the tournament post their defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah on Thursday. While their performances on the field have been absolutely dismal, they have also had a fair share of things going off the field which has angered the fans of Orange Army.
Earlier in the season, SRH’s most successful captain David Warner – who led the side to their maiden IPL title in 2016 – was axed as captain of the team after a poor start to the season. With Williamson taking over the side, it was expected that Warner will play a crucial role with the bat at least. However, few matches later, the Aussie cannot find his name even in the first 18 and thus he was forced to watch the match from his hotel room.
With him not getting a chance to play for the side, the 34-year-old has been quite active on social media where he has been absolutely honest and candid with the fans. It was Warner himself who had revealed the true reason behind him not travelling with the team for CSK match. Although the former SRH captain was seen cheering for his side by posting stories on his Instagram, there was one cryptic story which caught the attention of all fans.
Who is Warner talking about in this message?
On Thursday, Warner had shared an image on social media which stated, “It’s not about who stays real to your face. It’s about who stays real behind your back.” There is no clarity with respect to whom the message could be directed to but considering the present situation with how the player has been treated by the franchise in last few days, it won’t be surprising if Warner was actually taking a dig at someone from SRH team management.
Since no names have been mentioned, one just can’t draw any conclusion from the same. However, considering the sequence of events in last few days, it looks quite obvious that the Warner-SRH partnership might have come towards a sour end and the Aussie might be seen playing for some other franchise from the next season onwards.