After a disappointing start to their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign, David Warner was on Saturday removed as the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper. The decision didn’t go down well with many fans. The 2016 champions SRH announced that Kane Williamson will be replacing Warner with immediate effect and that they will make changes to their overseas combination starting Sunday when they face Rajasthan Royals. Warner has been one of the most consistent performers for SRH and one of IPL’s leading scorers. He has scored in excess of 500 runs in each of the last six seasons and won the Orange Cap thrice between 2015 and 2019 – more than any other player in IPL’s history.

SRH won their only title under Warner’s leadership and understandably fans have a special place for him, and they took to Twitter to lend their support.

Fans questioned the SRH management’s decision to take away captaincy from Warner as he was not the only reason for team’s poor run so far.

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Warner became SRH skipper in 2015 and during his four stints at the helm in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020, SRH made the playoffs thrice and went all the way in 2016.

Warner is the most successful overseas batsman in the history of IPL with 5,447 runs from 148 matches at an average of 42.22 and strike rate of 140.13. He is the only IPL player to smash 50 half-centuries in in the tournament.

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