David Warner, who led the team to their first IPL title in 2016 has regained the position as the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the upcoming 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) scheduled in September-November in UAE. But the Aussie player didn’t want to label his captaincy as the redemption tale.
David Warner was removed from the captaincy position after he was framed for being the architect of the sandpaper scandal in the 2018 cape town test against South Africa. He was banned from an international form of cricket for a year but he was available to play IPL. He featured in the IPL 2019 edition as the SRH’s opener and scored heavily. He was the highest scorer for them, amassing 692 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 143.86.
Spirited David Warner feels honoured to captain SRH:
Dawid Warner is delighted to again lead the Hyderabad franchise but doesn’t want to see it as a redemption tale. He further showed gratitude for trusting him and making giving him the responsible job.
“I don’t see it as a redemption tale, I just see it as an honour to captain the Sunrisers,” David Warner said. “I’ve got a great relationship with the players and the staff and most importantly with the owners, and I’ve expressed my gratitude to that and I thank them for that. I’ll put my thinking cap on and try my best to move us forward to another IPL title.”
Warner on his experience in the last edition:
In the last edition, Kane Williamson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were made the captain and vice-captain of SRH. However, Warner never felt bad for not leading the team because he has always considered himself as his captain.
“But from where I sit, (there’s) nothing different. I still considered myself a leader when I was there last year. It doesn’t matter if you have a ‘C’ next to your name or not, you’re a leader in your own right,” he said.
David Warner has so far played 126 IPL matches and scored 4706 runs. He has also won three times the orange cap in IPL, the last being in 2019.