David Warner steps down as the captain of Sun Risers Hyderabad, ahead of the 2018 Indian Premier League; Shikhar Dhawan most likely to lead the franchise.
The ball-tampering controversy is a black patch on Australian cricket. In the wake of the event, which involved senior players like David Warner and Steve Smith, the lawmakers are rethinking of the judicial system.
Meanwhile, following the disgrace, Australian explosive opener, David Warner has stepped down as Captain of the S.R.H. (Sun Risers Hyderabad.) Franchise ahead of the 2018 I.P.L. (Indian Premier League). The confirmation of the news came over twitter from the management today morning.
“In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad. The new captain of the Team will be announced shortly.”
– K.Shanmugam, CEO, SunRisers Hyderabad,” the tweet reads.
“In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad. The new captain of the Team will be announced shortly.” – K.Shanmugam, CEO, SunRisers Hyderabad
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 28, 2018
The Tweet also indicates David Warner’s replacement announcement will be out soon. Shikhar Dhawan or Kane Williamson are the two most likely names that come up who are suitable for the job. Previously, Shikhar Dhawan had marshaled the franchise during 2014, is surely the frontrunner for the post.
Warner, who was bought by the franchise in 2014 for Rs 5.5 crore, was appointed the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the 2015 season and led them to their maiden I.P.L. Title triumph in 2016 where they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in the final. For Sunrisers alone, Warner has scored 2579 runs across four editions and holds the records for the most runs by an overseas player (4014), meanwhile, most half-centuries (35) and the highest individual score by a captain (126) in the IPL.
Warner’s stepping down comes two days after his Australian captain Steve Smith relinquishes his role as captain of R.R. (Rajasthan Royals). Ajinkya Rahane is up for the role.
Earlier, multi-national electronics company LG had opted not to renew its contract with Warner following the scandal.