Warner opens up on brutal IPL axing

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David Warner has revealed thing was "explained" to him aft helium was axed arsenic skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

When the 2021 IPL play resumed past period pursuing a COVID-19 hiatus, Warner, who was nary longer the skipper aft being replaced by Kane Williamson earlier, was dropped from the squad aft conscionable 2 innings.

Warner ne'er featured again pursuing scores of 0 and 2 successful Hyderabad's archetypal 2 games backmost aft the hiatus.

Despite averaging an unthinkable 69.20 with the bat successful 2019, Warner's numbers person dipped since, averaging 39.14 successful 2020 and conscionable 24.37 this year.

The 34-year-old claims the hardest portion astir his fallout with the IPL franchise was not being told wherefore helium was fto spell arsenic captain.

"The disappointing happening for maine was not being explained wherefore I was dropped arsenic captain," Warner told Sports Today successful India.

"I deliberation if you privation to spell on the lines of form, it's a hard 1 due to the fact that I conjecture immoderate you've done successful the past would person immoderate value moving forward, particularly erstwhile you've played 100 games for the franchise.

"You don't cognize who is going for you, who wants you to beryllium selected, who doesn't. End of the time you're told you're not playing.

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"It's difficult, a bitter pill to swallow, but I don't deliberation I volition ever get answers and indispensable determination on."

Warner said his absorption present was connected looking guardant to the upcoming IPL auction, with adjacent play to diagnostic 2 caller franchises.

"Sometimes you get the feeling that you're not going to beryllium retained by a franchise, with small signs that you could spot successful and astir the group," helium said.

"It's clip to look forward, there's different auction coming up."

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