It is true that Australian cricketer David Warner did not have the best of seasons with the bat for SunRisers Hyderabad. Yet the manner in which things unfolded at the franchise and how he was unceremoniously sacked as the captain before being axed from the Playing XI, was rather shocking.
After Hyderabad's IPL 2021 came to an end, Warner himself hinted that this might be his last season with the franchise and thanked the fans there for their support over the years.
In a recent interview, the former SRH skipper opened up on what exactly went wrong at the franchise. Warner revealed that he was not explained why he was being removed as the captain. The 34-year-old added that while his poor form initially could have been one of the reasons, he said that he had done well for so many matches in the past and that should have had some saying in that decision.
Warner also went on to highlight how two of his four poor outings were run-outs and all those came in the low and slow wickets in Chennai.
"The other disappointing thing for me was not being explained why I was dropped as captain. If you want to go along the lines of form, it is a difficult one because, I guess whatever you have done in the past would have some weight moving forward, you would think," Warner told Sports Today.
"It is difficult, a tough pill to swallow. There are still questions to which I think I’ll never get answers, but you have to move on," he added.
I will salute SRH fans when I come back to play in Hyderabad: Warner
Meanwhile, Warner thanked his fans, saying he enjoyed his time at the SunRisers Hyderabad. He stated that he would salute the SRH fans whenever he comes back to play in the city.
"I would love nothing more than to represent Sunrisers but obviously, that decision is with the owners," he said.
"I really enjoyed my time with Sunrisers, you all out there (fans) make it so special for us (family). Hopefully, I’ll get to come back out there, whether it be in the SRH uniform or someone else’s. I will salute you all when I come back to play in Hyderabad," he stated.