IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Star Australian batsman David Warner has confirmed that he is no longer going to be part of the orange army as he doesn’t see any retention card from Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) being used at him.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will host the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions which will be bigger than ever in history solely due to the addition of two new IPL teams.
Warner, who led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to its lone IPL title back in 2016, endured a disastrous IPL season in 2021. He not only failed to score runs but also wasn’t able to retain his spot in the team.
He was the skipper of SRH during the initial phase of the IPL 2021, however, owing to his poor form Warner was stripped of the captaincy roles. He amassed 195 runs from eight matches following which he was dropped from the playing11 as well making a way for the young guns to perform.
“I will put my name in the auction. By the signs of the recent IPL, I won’t be retained by the SunRisers, so I’m looking forward to a fresh start,” Warner told SEN radio.
The southpaw doesn’t seem to be impressed with the franchise. He, earlier in an interview, said that he is still searching for some unanswered questions, which he doesn’t believe will be answered anytime soon, regarding his removal from the SRH captaincy.
“I kind of laughed at the reasoning, that two guys were hitting the ball out of the middle a little bit better than I was. Given that when you’re playing the game you’re playing the scenario,” he added.
The Aussie superstar said that it was a “tough pill to swallow,” to not get a place in the playing11 despite performing well for several years on the trot.
“Obviously there are a lot of moving parts around there. What you have to do as a professional athlete is take it on the chin and do everything you can for the team,” he explained.
“Not being able to go there, run drinks and be around was when it sort of hit home that it could be personal, and I’m still yet to get those answers,” said the southpaw who is currently in the UAE with Australia’s T20 World Cup squad.