David Warner’s infamous failure with Sunrisers Hyderabad almost marked his connection to the IPL franchise. But that hasn’t stopped fans from hoping that maybe one day the two sides will reunite. Warner joined SRH back in 2014 and spent eight long years with the team, but things went wrong between them when SRH stripped Warner of the captaincy and later expelled him from Playing XI.
While there were no official reports from the franchise about Warner’s release, a social media post shortly after the IPL ended hinted that Batter had parted ways with the franchise. Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega-auction, as teams prepare to finalize the roster of remaining players, there are some speculations that suggest there may be only a tiny ray of hope to see Warner and SRH back together.
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However, as far as Warner is concerned, he has nothing to do with SRH. On the SRH fan page on Instagram titled “WeAreOrangeArmy”, when a fan mentioned Tom Moody’s coaching prospect and Warner took over the team, Warner quickly replied in two words, “No thanks.”
SRH had an unforgettable IPL 2021 campaign ending with a wooden spoon. In the first half, after losing five games out of seven, Warner was removed as team captain and replaced by Kane Williamson. However, the changing of the guard could not greatly affect the fate of the franchise, as the team slipped to the bottom of the table.
Warner was subsequently eliminated, but returned for the first two matches of the second phase. However, having scored 0 and 2, Warner never returned to Game XI and even stayed at the hotel for a couple of matches.
Warner is the only player to have won the IPL Orange Cap three times, always with SRH. He even led SRH to the IPL title in 2016 and holds the record for the most runs in one IPL edition (848 in 2017) after Virat Kohli’s 873 runs in 2016.