Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) may have time to rethink their demotion of former captain David Warner throughout the IPL 2021 season break, mentioned Sunil Gavaskar. Warner, who has led the crew within the IPL since 2015, was changed as captain by Kane Williamson and dropped from the enjoying XI earlier than the league was indefinitely postponed.
“Hyderabad will get time to consider their resolution to not simply sack David Warner because the captain however even to drop him from the enjoying XI. Warner was getting runs however not in the identical assertive method of earlier years. Nonetheless, with little help from the others, these runs had been valuable. But, he was omitted of the enjoying XI, which was unusual. With out the cares of captaincy, he might have been the galvanizing batsman that the crew wanted,” Gavaskar wrote in Sportstar.
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Warner, earlier than being dropped for SRH’s seventh match of the season, had scored 193 runs at a wholesome common of 32 however with a comparatively modest strike fee of 110. He had scored two half-centuries in his six innings. SRH, nonetheless, had remained rooted to the underside of the factors desk all via the season.
SRH head coach Trevor Bayliss had mentioned earlier in a Star Sports activities interview that Warner was unlikely to make a return to the XI instantly.
SRH assistant coach Brad Haddin informed Fox Sports activities this week that Warner had taken the crew’s resolution with class, “getting on with the job, being vocal in conferences and working out with the drinks” within the match he was dropped.
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Gavaskar argued that coaches of IPL groups must also be given the identical therapy as captains if the crew fails to carry out.
“Whereas the rights and wrongs of dropping him as captain might properly be debated for lengthy, the query that must be requested is that if captains may be modified halfway, why can’t coaches be handled the identical? In soccer, the second a crew begins faltering, it’s the supervisor who’s proven the exit door, so why not in cricket too?” Gavaskar mentioned.