David Warner steps down as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, Kane Willamson takes charge
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: May 1, 2021 03:42 PM2021-05-01T15:42:39+5:302021-05-01T15:43:19+5:30
Australian opener, David Warner on Saturday stepped down as captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team, handing over the reins ...
Australian opener, David Warner on Saturday stepped down as captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team, handing over the reins to current New Zealand skipper Kane Willamson. Midway into the ongoing season, Hyderabad find themselves at bottom in the points table with 1 wins and five losses. Warner's captaincy had come under intense criticism due to the team’s erratic campaign so far. David Warner on Thursday posted an emotional message for fans as the 2016 champions continue their poor run in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) Warner's remark came after the Hyderabad outfit was beaten by three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets on Wednesday.
Warner posted a picture of him in SRH jersey and captioned it, "Losing hurts and things may not be going our way but what I do know is we are fighters. We will never give up. #sunrisers #orangearmy. SRH started their campaign against two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a loss. In their second game, SRH were beaten by Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six runs. SRH's losing streak continued in their third game as the defending champions Mumbai Indians got the better of them. Hyderabad snapped their losing streak with a nine-wicket win over KL Rahul's Punjab Kings in their fourth match of the season. However, SRH's emphatic win over PBKS was not able to revive their season as Hyderabad lost their next match against a young Delhi Capitals in super over, before losing to CSK on Wednesday. SunRisers Hyderabad will next take on Sanju Samson's Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 28th match of IPL on Sunday in New Delhi.
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