IPL 2018: David warner steps down as Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain, Bowl tampering haunted Cricket Australia

IPL 2018: David warner steps down as Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain, Bowl tampering haunted Cricket Australia
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Australian Player David Warner who was facing the issues in Bowl Tampering incident now has stepped down the captaincy of SunRisers Hyderabad For The upcoming season of b. Before Warner, Australian Skipper Steve Smith has also lost his captaincy on the previous day.  The decision comes After he evicted from the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked the Australian cricket team on their tour of South Africa. David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the IPL crown in 2016. The explosive left-handed opener Warner had played a chief role for SRH, and it didn’t come as a surprise when he was retained by the IPL franchise for a whopping Rs 12.5 crores for the 2018 season starting April 7.

Warner’s absence is likely to hurt Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is an inspirational leader and was also the leading run-scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad with 641 runs. Gautam Gambhir of Kolkata Knight Riders was second best with 498 and Shikhar Dhawan (SRH) third best with 479. Warner will also lose out substantially regarding finances. Multinational electronics company LG has opted not to renew its contract with David Warner following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Warner first started working with LG as the company’s brand ambassador in 2014.

The left-handed opener, apparently, intentionally left a Whatsapp group where all the Australian players after the tampering incident. The Australian vice-captain has been in the news for all the wrong inferences during the South Africa series. After the end of the first Test, he caught on the dressing room camera of getting into a fight with South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock, as the latter had ostensibly commented on his wife. Things got worse after the ball-tampering matter rocked the cricket where Warner was one of the prime accused. Warner’s Cricket future will be settled after the investigation panel led by Cricket Australia (CA) CEO James Sutherland reaches out with the final verdict by the end of the Thursday.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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