SRH Management is the reason I was fired from the captaincy, a tough pill to swallow: Warner

Star Australia batsman David Warner said on Tuesday that Sunrisers Hyderabad management had not given any reason why he was removed from the captaincy in the IPL earlier this season.

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has been named SRH captain to replace Warner in the first part of the IPL in India, as the team is at the bottom after losing five of six matches.

The change in captaincy did not reverse SRH’s fortunes as they were at the bottom of the IPL points table. Warner, who has struggled in the last few matches, was dropped from the playing XI when the lucrative T20 tournament resumed in the UAE.

“With the utmost respect for the owners, Trevor Bayliss, Laxman, Moody and Murali, when the decision is made, it should be unanimous. You do not know who is going for you and who is going,” Warner told India Today.

“The other thing that frustrates me is why I was fired as captain. If you want to go the way of the forms, it’s a very difficult task, because, I think some weight will go forward no matter what you do in the past, you might think.

The 34-year-old Warner said removing the captaincy was a “tough pill to swallow”, but he wants to move forward.

“Especially when you played almost 100 games for the franchise, I played four bad games in the first five matches in Chennai.

“It’s a hard, hard pill to swallow. There are still questions I think I can’t get answered yet, but you have to move on,” he added.

The Australian said he would like to represent the SRH but it was not in his hands.

“I like nothing more than representing the Sunrisers, but apparently, that decision rests with the owners,” he said.

“I really enjoyed my time with Sunrisers and all of you (fans) are very special to us (family). Hopefully, I will be back there, whether in SRH uniform or in someone else’s. I will salute all of you when I return to play in Hyderabad,” he added.



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