SRH vs MI, IPL 2021: Fans have come in support of former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner, asking the team management to include the star opener in their playing XI for the Mumbai clash.
Former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner. (Courtesy by BCCI)
- Warner was also dropped from SRH playing XI for the game vs Rajasthan Royals
- David Warner was stripped off captaincy after SRH lost 5 out of their first 6 games in IPL 2021
- Fans have urged SRH management to reinstate David Warner in their playing XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s decision to exclude David Warner from the playing XI against Rajasthan Royals, after stripping him of the SRH captaincy has been met with sharp criticism from the fans on social media.
Sunrisers Hyderabad fans have urged the SRH team management to reinstate ex-captain David Warner in their playing XI for IPL 2021 match against Mumbai Indians. Warner remains one of the finest batters in the world, an iconic player in the Indian Premier League and a fan favourite,
Warner, who led SRH to their maiden IPL title triumph in 2016, might not make it back in the playing XI in the near future as SRH head coach Trevor Bayliss hinted that he may not feature in the upcoming matches as well. Now as SRH gear up for the clash against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, ‘#BringBackWarner’ is trending:
“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”
— Sachin Waditke (@imwaditke28) May 3, 2021
— Ashika Ranganath (@ashika_rangnat) May 4, 2021
— (@Narasim77559223) May 3, 2021
David Warner joined SRH in 2014
Rest is history
2014 – 528 runs (4th most )
2015 – 562 runs (orange cap)
2016 – 848 runs (2nd most)
2017 – 641 runs (orange cap)
2019 – 692 runs in 12 inn (orangecap)
2020 – 548 runs (3rd most runs) #BringBackWarner @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/6t1FcC4Fgt
— Lalith kumar (@thelalithkumar) May 4, 2021
Notably, Warner handed over the captain’s job to New Zealand star Kane Williamson just a day before Match 29 against Rajasthan Royals, who won the contest by 55 runs. He was seen carrying drinks and doing 12th-man duties on the sidelines during the match.
The decision to make Williamson the skipper for the remainder of this season came after SRH lost 5 out of their first-6 matches under Warner and dropped to the last position on the points table. The left-handed batsman was in decent form with the bat, having scored 132 runs in the 6 games at an average of 32.16 with 2 fifties but it’s his strike rate (110.28) that has been a big cause of concern for the Sunrisers.
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