David Warner happy to play under Steve Smith
Published - Jun 3, 2016 7:45 am | Updated - Jun 3, 2016 7:45 am
David Warner had a great IPL season taking his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to their maiden IPL title. The SRH skipper led from the front with the bat and on the field and was bold in his decisions, which proved to be the reason for his success.
Australian opener Aaron Finch had ahead of the tri-series in the Caribbean said, “Warner would do an amazing job as the captain. I think if something did happen and (Warner) had to take over, he’d do an amazing job as well.”
The 29-year old Warner said that he doesn’t have any hopes of becoming Australia skipper and is happy to play under the captaincy of Steven Smith. He responded to the comments from Finch, “That’s very kind of Aaron to say that, but I’d prefer to answer those questions if something was to arise,”
“I’m under Steven, he’s the captain and he’s the best person to do that job and he’s been assigned that by the (Cricket Australia) Board. So that’s for us to totally respect and I’m hoping he never gets injured. I’ll just have to wait for that opportunity,” he continued.
Describing his journey with SRH for the last couple of seasons, he said that he was delighted with the way things have panned out. “I always knew I had the ability to lead from the front and I had to try and start the team off to a good start, like every team I’m involved in. But to be captain and lead an IPL franchise to a victory, it was emotional,” an ecstatic Warner said.
“I can stand here today and hold my head high that I was able to point the guys in the right direction and have them buy into the way we wanted to play. It’s taken a couple of years for the Sunrisers to do that and this year caps it off,” he added.