In the 2021 season of the IPL, David Warner was dropped from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) playing XI. The manner Warner was treated by the SRH franchise also drew a lot of attention in cricket. Now, Brad Haddin, the SRH franchise’s assistant coach, has admitted that dropping David Warner from the side was not a “cricket” choice. Warner was not out of shape, according to Haddin, and appeared to be in fine mental shape. Haddin also revealed that the former SRH captain was hitting the ball well in the nets, but that the situation got out of hand.

“It was not a cricket choice that he did not play for Sunrisers Hyderabad, I assure you. One thing to remember about David is that he wasn’t out of form; he was simply out of match practise. They took an extended vacation during which he did not travel to Bangladesh or the West Indies. He did, however, show there in a very positive frame of mind. He was hitting the ball well, but circumstances were beyond our control, even those of the coaching team,” Haddin remarked, according to NDTV.

David Warner was not out of form, according to Brad Haddin, and only needed some match time to get back into the swing of things. Warner has regained his rhythm in the way he is playing, according to Haddin, and is a joy to watch. “However, it wasn’t because he was out of shape. He just needed some match practise because he was striking the ball well. He only needed to spend some time in the middle to re-establish his rhythm. You’ve seen his class as the competition progressed. He regained a sense of rhythm in his game, and he was entertaining to watch,” Haddin said.

With the bat, David Warner was the standout player for Australia, scoring 289 runs in seven innings to lead the kangaroos to victory in the 2021 T20 World Cup. For his outstanding performance with the willow, the 35-year-old was named Player of the Tournament.