South African fast bowling great Dale Stein said that the days of David Warner with the Indian Premier League (IPL) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) may have come to an end as the captain was no longer on the pitch and was eliminated from the squad for the match against Rajasthan Royals.
“It’s weird that he’s not part of the eleven players. Understandably, if they want to change ownership of the captaincy for next season and keep Kane (Williamson) there. But David is still a phenomenal dough and I would still keep him in “But this may be the last time we see Warner in the Orange Army,” Stein told ESPNCricinfo.
Captain of New Zealand Kane Williamson was announced to replace Warner as SRH’s skipper after the team had a grim start to the season, winning only once in seven games. Cricket team director Tom Moody said Warner’s decision to drop out had the team’s composition in mind, but also said the Australian batsman was “shocked” and “disappointed”.
Earlier, Warner questioned the team’s decision to refuse a batsman Manish Pandi for their defeat by Delhi Capitals on April 25. Pandi opened the inning on Sunday in Warner’s place.
“I don’t know if David could have questioned some of the decisions, maybe when Manish Pandi was missed. Sometimes the management doesn’t appreciate that, I guess. The team captain also has to take ownership of his team and who goes out on the field. that something is definitely happening behind closed doors that the public is not aware of, “Steyn said.