Former SRH captain David Warner has stated that he is prepared to lead any of the other 2 new clubs in the IPL upcoming year. Warner had a forgettable season in the ongoing IPL, scoring only 195 runs in 8 matches for SRH. Worse, the lefty had been fired as SRH’s captain in the middle of the game. Later, he posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram Handle, suggesting the end of his action-packed tenure with the franchise.
BCCI is expected to release 2 news clubs on October 25, Warner is willing to lead the team if the opportunity comes up. Aside from being a potent opener, the 34-year-old is also a strong leader. His record as skipper for SRH is outstanding, and the teams may look to Warner as a professional batter and a well-experienced captain.
It’s all about getting a solid foundation together: David Warner
“Yeah, two new teams are coming up next year. Obviously, those franchises have been released yet. Would I like to captain it if it comes up? It is definitely something that I enjoy doing, it makes me play a lot better as well with that responsibility,” said David Warner.
Warner went on to say that having previous experience leading an IPL is a huge benefit. He also stated that being in the SRH, players such as Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, and Jason Holder contributed valuable feedback and knowledge.
“Having a taste of it in this environment makes it easier. I shared that role with Kane a fair bit and so it is great to have other leaders in the franchise. Jason Holder was another guy, Rashid Khan who captained Afghanistan. These are people with whom you can share your knowledge and rebound a lot of information”.
“I would be thrilled to do that if something like that came up. But it’s all about getting a solid foundation together and whoever they feel is the best leader will get the nod.”
Warner finished by stating that he is enthusiastic about heading the squad and that his active approach would complement the club wonderfully. When he was in command of SRH, the lefty exhibited these traits and assisted the squad in becoming tough.