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Wasn't Told Why I Was Stripped Of Captaincy at SRH: David Warner

David Warner was replaced by Kane Williamson as captain of SRH.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>David Warner was replaced by Jason Roy for SRH.&nbsp;</p></div>
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Former SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner on Tuesday made a shocking revelation that he was not even given an explanation by the franchise owners, or the management, on their decision to drop him as captain.

The Australian opener was replaced as skipper by Kane Williamson in the first half of the 2021 Indian Premier League in April, when the team was plumbing the bottom of the league table following five losses in six matches.

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"With the utmost respect for the owners, Trevor Baylis, Laxman, Moody and Murali, when a decision gets made, it has to be a unanimous one. You don't know who the person is going for you and who isn't," Warner told Sports Today.

"The other disappointing thing for me was not being explained why I was dropped as captain. If you want to go along the lines of form, it is a difficult one because I guess whatever you have done in the past would have some weight moving forward, you would think."

"Especially when you have played about 100 games for the franchise, I think I had four bad games in those first five matches in Chennai. It is difficult, a tough pill to swallow. There are still questions to which I think I'll never get answers, but you have to move on," he added.

The Australian further said that he would "love to represent SRH" again but it's not in his hands. "I would love nothing more than to represent SunRisers but obviously, that decision is with the owners," he said.

Sunrisers finished at the bottom of the IPL 2021 points table.

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