Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) assistant coach Brad Haddin has revealed that David Warner adopted the team management’s decision to remove him from his position as skipper in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League ( IPL), now suspended.
SRH had removed Warner from his captain position and the former skipper was not even in the XI of play for the game against Rajasthan. Haddin admitted the announcement came as a “shock” but praised Australia’s opener for making the decision with “class”.
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“He took it with class. It was a bit of a shock to everyone. The management decided to go in a different direction to try to trigger something within the team. We weren’t playing the game. level we needed. With Davey, the way he handled it was classy. He just got back to work, ” Fox cricket Haddin quoted as saying.
“I dare say that he would be back in the running in the next few games. He’s one of the best in the world at this form of play. You just have to look at the way he reacted when he got on the bench. He was with everyone, distributed the drinks. He was always very vocal in meetings. He handled a difficult situation with a lot of class, ”he added.
After SRH’s loss to the Rajasthan Royals, head coach Trevor Bayliss said it was a tough decision to remove Warner from the XI.
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Haddin, Warner and the rest of the Australian contingent were moved to the Maldives as a transit point on their return trip following the suspension of IPL 2021.
The safety of every individual involved in the IPL was one of the main reasons the BCCI and the IPL Board of Directors unanimously decided to suspend the league on May 4.