David Warner was not dropped from SRH playing XI because of a cricketing decision: SRH Assistant Coach Brad Haddin

David Warner was not dropped from SRH playing XI because of a cricketing decision: SRH Assistant Coach Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin also revealed that David Warner was striking the ball well in the nets but the situation was out of control.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Disney + Hotstar)

David Warner was dropped from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) playing XI in the 2021 edition of the IPL. And, the way Warner was treated by the SRH franchise hogged the spotlight in the world of cricket. And now, the assistant coach of the SRH franchise, Brad Haddin has revealed that it was not a ‘cricket ‘decision to drop David Warner from the side.

Haddin also added that Warner was not out of form and turned up in a good mental space. Haddin also revealed that the former SRH skipper was striking the ball well in the nets but the situation was out of control.

“I tell you what it was not a cricket decision that he was not playing for SunRisers Hyderabad. I think the one thing you have to realise with David is that he was not out of form, he was out of match practice. They had a long break, he did not go to Bangladesh or West Indies. But he turned up in really good headspace. He was hitting the ball well, circumstances were out of our control, even the coaching staff,” said Haddin as quoted by NDTV.

All that David Warner needed was some match time: Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin also said that David Warner was not out of form and needed some match time to get back in the groove. Haddin added that Warner has got the rhythm back into his game in the way he is playing and is very good to watch.

“But it was not because he was out of form. All he needed was some match time, he was hitting the ball well. He just needed to spend some time in the middle to get the rhythm again. As the tournament went on, you have seen his class. He got a bit of rhythm back into his game and he was good to watch,” concluded Haddin.

David Warner was the star performer for the Australian side with the bat, and top-scored for the kangaroos by plundering 289 runs in 7 innings in the 2021 T20 World Cup. The 35-year-old was even adjudged the Player of the Tournament for his stellar show with the willow in hand.