IPL 2021: ‘David Warner is the face of SRH, we want his retention’: Sunrisers Hyderabad Fans’ open letter to team management

David Warner’s questionable future with Sunrisers Hyderabad after his sacking as captain and axe from SH playing XI has caused a stir among fans. In an open letter, the fans criticised the team management. They went on to trend #NoWarnerNoSRH, calling the Australian as the face of SRH, demanding his return in the Orange army in the upcoming IPL 2022 mega-auctions.

Notably, David Warner led SRH to its only IPL title in 2016. He is also the highest run-scorer among overseas players in IPL.

The letter reads, “We fans are unaware of the entire saga that has transpired around the sacking of David Warner as the captain of our team and his exclusion from our playing 11. We completely understand that the management and coaching staff has to take harsh decisions sometimes based on several team balancing factors.”

“However, it was a hard pill to swallow when we had to see the best player to have ever worn an SRH jersey stay on the sidelines and at least not to be a part of our think tank. Whatever the reasons may be, we, the fans of SRH, want the retention of David Warner,” it added.

Meanwhile, David Warner in a recent interview said he would love to be part of the SRH franchise once again. “I would love to be at SunRisers next year, but time will tell. I would love to be a part of IPL in 2022. I started my career at Delhi and then played for SunRisers. I will be looking forward to whatever opportunity presents itself and give my 100 percent,” Warner told Sports Today.

“It’s time to look forward to next year and move on where you have another auction. I would love to represent SRH but that decision is not in my hands,” he added.