David Warner is not only one of the most successful overseas players to have ever played in the IPL, he is also a Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) legend for what he has done for the franchise over the years. The left-handed opener is the only SRH captain to date to guide them to an IPL title and he did so by leading from the front, scoring more than 800 runs for the team in a single IPL season.
However, the relationship between David Warner and SRH has worsened over the last year or so, with the franchise first sacking Warner as captain and then dropping him from the playing XI itself, something that Warner was not happy with at all.
Even though Warner had a great T20 World Cup for Australia, and he was named the player of the tournament, SRH didn’t retain him ahead of the mega auction and now the bitterness between Warner and the franchise seems to be out in the public.
Warner, earlier today, responded to a tweet of one of the SRH fans who had asked SRH’s head coach Tom Moody to have a good mega auction and construct a strong team before the next season of the IPL. Warner quoted the tweet with a laughing expression and wrote “doubt it”.
Baha doubt it https://t.co/eQCvlvzYXG
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) December 28, 2021Advertisement
Tom Moody, who was the director of cricket operations at SRH last season, is believed to be the man who made the decision of sacking Warner as the SRH captain in consultation with the then-head coach Trevor Bayliss. That decision of Moody has seemingly affected his relationship with Warner.
Interestingly, Moody was the head coach of SRH when they had won their first IPL title in 2016, and he was the man who had played a key role in the appointment of Warner as the captain of SRH as well.
SRH’s official Twitter handle reacted to the tweet of David Warner
While Moody didn’t react to Warner’s mocking, he reacted to the tweet of the fan and assured him that the franchise and the team management would try their best to construct a quality squad in the mega auction, which is expected to take place in February.
The official Twitter handle of Sunrisers Hyderabad, however, reacted to Warner’s tweet and took a bit of a dig at him, telling him the franchise hopes he has a great auction as a player as well. Warner would be in the mega auction after a long time and is likely to attract bids from a lot of franchises.
Congrats on the Ashes win Davey – Looks like you are back to 🍾🍻 form and enjoying the after party! On the other hand we hope you have a good auction! 👍🏼😂 https://t.co/grZrRn5ZqmAdvertisement
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) December 28, 2021