Australian batsman David Warner on Friday penned a heartfelt message for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fans and termed his stint with the IPL franchise a “great ride”.
Warner was fired Following his poor form as SRH captain in May this year and again during the UAE-leg of the IPL, he was dropped from the playing XI.
As SRH play their last league match against Mumbai Indians on Friday, Warner thanked all the fans for their support and said that he will miss each and every one of them. He also hinted at leaving the franchise as he wrote ‘one last attempt today’ at the end of his message.
“Thank you for the memories made. To all the fans, you have always been a driving force for our team to give 100%. I can’t thank you all enough for the support shown. It’s been a wonderful ride.” .My family and I am going to miss you all!! #respect #cricket #Hyderabad One last attempt today,” Warner wrote on Instagram.
SRH have won the IPL title only once and it was in 2016 under Warner’s leadership. This year the team failed to reach the playoffs and will end IPL 2021 in eighth place.
Notably, after winning the Orange Cap 2016, 2017, and 2019 seasons with SRH, Warner does not have the season he would have liked with the Willows in 2021. When the first leg took place in India, Warner was dropped as the captain of the team after which Kane Williamson took over.
In IPL 2021, Warner has scored only 195 runs at an average of 24.37 at a tremendous strike rate of 107.73. Although he scored two half-centuries, Warner looked far from his best.
Since the resumption of the league in the United Arab Emirates, Warner managed scores of zero and two against Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings before being dropped from the playing XI.