David Warner, the Australian opener, has stated that he will participate in the Indian Premier League’s super auction for the upcoming season. After being stripped of his captaincy mid-season and being dropped from the squad during the second leg of the IPL 2021, he is expected to be released by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). This year’s IPL season was difficult for the southpaw. He didn’t have a good time with the bat for the first time in the SRH jersey, scoring only 195 runs in eight innings with a strike rate of 107.73.

Given how things went this season, SRH may decide to keep Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan ahead of the blockbuster auction, and Warner is looking forward to playing for a new team. “I’ll put my name in the hat for the auction. According to the recent IPL, I won’t be retained by the Sunrisers, therefore I’m looking forward to a new beginning,” the 35-year-old told Australian radio station SEN.

Only two matches into the second leg, David Warner was pulled from the SRH team for failing to score runs. When asked about it, the left-hander said he didn’t get a precise explanation, but was told that a couple of players were hitting the ball well. He also stated that sitting out of the team and, more significantly, not accompanying the team to the stadium was difficult.

“It was a difficult pill for me to take. The logic that two guys were hitting the ball out of the middle a little bit better than I was made me laugh. Given that you are playing the scenario while playing the game. There are obviously a lot of moving pieces in that area. As a professional athlete, all you have to do is take it in stride and do everything you can for the team.”

“Not being able to go there, run drinks, and be around was when it hit home that it could be personal,” Warner explained. “I’m still waiting for those answers.”