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David Warner took it with class: Brad Haddin on opener’s reaction after being axed as SRH captain

Brad Haddin has revealed how David Warner reacted to the news of being removed from Sunrisers Hyderabad captaincy and getting dropped from the SRH’s playing XI.

Former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner. (PTI Photo)

Former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner. (PTI Photo)


  • Warner handled a difficult situation with class: Haddin on SRH captaincy
  • Warner was sacked as SRH skipper before the side’s last game of IPL 2021
  • Warner was also dropped from the SRH side after being removed as skipper

Sunrisers Hyderabad assistant coach Brad Haddin has opened up on David Warner’s removal as SRH skipper in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Haddin revealed that Warner took the difficult decision with a lot of class.

After a string of poor performances in the first half of the tournament, SRH not only replaced David Warner with Kane Williamson as captain but also dropped the former from the XI. The decision came as a shock to many, considering Warner’s unmatchable batting record with the franchise.

“He took it with class. It was a bit of a shock to everyone. Management decided to go in a different direction to try to spark something within the team. We weren’t playing to the standard we needed to. With Davey, the way he handled it was all class. He just got on back with the job,” Haddin (while being asked about Warner’s reaction) was quoted as saying by Fox Cricket.

Haddin feels Warner would have returned to the side in no time if the tournament had carried on.

“I dare say he would have come back in contention in the next few games. He is one of the best in the world in that form of the game. You only had to look at the way he reacted when he came onto the bench. He was around everyone, running the drinks out. He was still really vocal in the meetings. He handled a difficult situation with a lot of class,” Haddin concluded.

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