The hard hitting swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner is going to leave Indian Premier League (IPL) midway to join Australia’s World Cup preparatory camp starting from May 2.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad opener who is leading run charts joined IPL again this year after been sidelined last year due to spot fixing scandal. It will be first time after serving ban that opener would be joining Australia cricket team.
While Sunrisers Hyderabad will miss the form the bulk of the runs scored by Warner at top of the order, his teammate in the team from Afghanistan Rashid Khan will miss him for the other reasons.
Rashid said the one thing that he would miss most about Warner was how he used to say ‘Mashallah and Inshallah’ on the field.
“Safe flight my bro @davidwarner31.We are already missing you it was an absolutely pleasure to play together again and 1 thing I will miss a lot while you were telling me in ground MASHALLAH and INSHALLAH . See u soon in World Cup. @SunRisers @IPL,” tweeted Rashid along with a photo.
Warner himself posted an emotional message before leaving India. “I cannot express my gratitude enough to the @SunRisers family for your support, not just this season but also for the last year. It’s been a long time waiting but it was great to be back,” the opener posted on his official Twitter handle.
Warner is currently the leading run scorer of this IPL with 692 runs and 8 fifties to his name. Warner and Bairstow have been responsible in giving Sunrisers a flying start in almost every game of the tournament. Now with both of them not there, SRH would have their task out in the business end of the tournament.