The left-hander is the highest run-getter by far for the SRH franchise, who finished at the bottom of the points table in IPL 2021.
Warner, who was removed of the Sunrisers captaincy earlier in the season, said being left out of the squad for the final six games of the UAE leg of IPL 2021 was a “tough pill to swallow”.
“It was a tough pill to swallow. I kind of laughed at the reasoning, that two guys were hitting the ball out of the middle a little bit better than I was. Given that when you’re playing the game you’re playing the scenario.
Obviously, there are a lot of moving parts around there. What you have to do as a professional athlete is take it on the chin do everything you can for the team. Not being able to go there, run drinks, and be around was when it sort of hit home that it could be personal, and I’m still yet to get those answers,” Warner told a morning show on Australian radio station SEN, on Thursday.
“I will put my name in the auction. By the signs of the recent IPL, I won’t be retained by the Sunrisers, so I’m looking forward to a fresh start,” he said.
By this, David Warner has confirmed the end of his association with the franchise, with whom he won the Indian Premier League (IPL) title in 2016, mentioning that he will put his name in the mega auction for the IPL 2022 season.