In the 14th season of the IPL, David Warner’s non-selection in the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) playing XI has taken center stage. Warner was stripped of his captaincy and was later dropped from the SRH Playing XI.
Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson tweeted a team photo on his social media profile praising the support staff and all the players after the club’s season came to an early end as they became the first team to be eliminated from the playoff race. He didn’t mention Warner’s name or use his photo, which appears to have irritated the Australian, who thought they were “close.”
David Warner on Kane Williamson’s post
To commemorate the completion of his IPL season, Williamson posted two team photos to Instagram. David Warner noticed that he was missing from both photographs and used the comment area to notify Williamson of his absence. “Tough season with plenty of lessons. Always a pleasure playing with these guys. A special mention to the team, the staff, and especially the fans #orangearmy,” Williamson said in the caption.
The complete squad is shown in a huddle, yet one player appears to be absent. It’s David Warner, as you may have surmised. The 14th season was a difficult one for the Hyderabad franchise, according to Williamson, and there were many lessons to be learned. This post also drew a response from Warner himself. Williamson had not uploaded a photo with Warner, according to Warner. The 34-year-old went on to say that he believed they were both ‘tight.’ “No pic with me in there, thought we were so tight,” Warner said.
Without a question, David Warner will go down in IPL history as one of the greatest batsmen to ever play the game. The Australian cricketer is the fifth-best run-scorer in IPL history, with 5449 runs scored at an average of 41.59 and a strike rate of almost 140. Warner has also amassed 4 hundreds and 50 fifties in the Indian Premier League. Warner has also won the Orange Cap award three times, making him the first player in IPL history to do so. In 2016, Warner also guided the SRH team to their first and only IPL championship.