IPL 2020: David Warner Feels Grateful To Retain Sunrisers Hyderabad's Captaincy
David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Google)

IPL 2020: David Warner Feels Grateful To Retain Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Captaincy

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s title-winning skipper, David Warner has expressed his happiness on getting back the captaincy of the decorated franchise. David Warner was first appointed as SRH’s captaincy back in 2015 for three years. In 2016, he produced exponential results by winning the coveted title.

He had to step down in 2018 as the skipper because of the international ban imposed on him due to the Sandpapergate scandal in South Africa. Kane Williamson took the charge as his replacement and even though Warner returned last season, he was re-appointed as the skipper of the franchise only in February 2020.

David Warner, Kane Williamson
David Warner and Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

David Warner has now expressed his gratitude towards the SRH team management for reposing faith in him and appointing him as their captain.

David Warner Grateful For Retaining SRH Captaincy

“Extremely grateful to take the reigns back. It’s great to have that respect and that opportunity once again. I know I had a good conversation with Kane (Williamson) prior to him taking over (as captain in 2018) when I had that break and I thank him for doing that and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) as well for their outstanding efforts,” Warner said.

David Warner, SRH, IPL 2019
David Warner (Image Credit: Google)

“We had a great leadership under both of them last year with Kane missing a few games. But I’m really excited to lead the guys again. We are a big family franchise, it doesn’t matter who leads us we are all leaders. I’ve said that numerous times in the past. We are one big family, led by the most humble family that I have ever met. I’m just blessed and grateful to be part of the Sunrisers family,” David Warner said on India Today’s 2nd episode of E-Inspiration.

Speculations Intensify Over IPL 2020 Future

IPL 2020 was scheduled to start from March 29, but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI postponed it until April 15. As the nationwide lockdown extended in India, BCCI suspended IPL 2020 Indefinitely. Now, with the situation worsening, it seems a huge possibility that IPL stands nothing but cancelled this year.

IPL 2020, BCCI, Arun Dhumal
IPL 2020 Image Credits: BCCI

On April 10, latest reports suggested that the BCCI is probing into the July window to conduct the IPL and it could take place behind closed doors. However, all hopes once again vanished as the BCCI suspended the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. With COVID-19 victims toll rising in India, cricket returning to India seems a possibility far from reality.

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