David Warner says “Smile because it happened” in IPL 2021. Warner has enjoyed with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. It’s a franchise that hasn’t always been a part of the IPL. But has been around the higher echelons since its inception in 2012. Also, a lot of that has been down to Warner’s brightness. It’s not just as a batter, but also as an influential leader. The leader who has often saved his best for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has shed blood, sweat, and tears.
Warner is being roped in by SRH before the 2014 IPL season. He has been their highest run-getter. Also, the leading run-scorer overall during that phase. It is indicating his impact on the franchise. And, he single-handedly won SRH the IPL title in 2016. In an achievement, only a few others can lay claim.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has long been an outfit boasting an excellent bowling line-up. Also, an attack that performs irrespective of the conditions. They’ve hardly had as many superstars over the years. Yet, they had Warner, meaning that many of those arguments. They were often rendered moot.
David Warner symbolizes the spirit that existed in SRH’s ranks. The Orange Army didn’t always have the most star-studded playing elevens. But they had a captain who never gave up and a leader. He didn’t shirk away from responsibility something that might’ve ever prompted. Also, those around him punch above their weight.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Warner seemed perfect. Not just because the results were falling in place. Just because Warner was the flag-bearer of everything good that Hyderabad has done since 2014. In 2021 though, it broke so badly that Warner wasn’t just dropped from the team twice. He was sacked as Sunrisers Hyderabad’s captain mid-season.
Lastly, it would too be out of line to say. This was Hyderabad’s best season within the IPL. Not because they finished last but since their deficiencies were savagely uncovered. Moreover, the shortcomings that Warner has been concealing ever. Since making his bow for the franchise.