IPL 2021: Gavaskar questions Warner’s sacking by SRH, asks why can’t coaches be treated the same?

IPL 2021: Sunil Gavaskar questions David Warner’s sacking by SRH, asks why can’t coaches be treated the same? Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2021: Sunil Gavaskar questions David Warner’s sacking by SRH, asks why can’t coaches be treated the same? Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL 2021: Sunil Gavaskar questions David Warner’s sacking by SRH, asks why can’t coaches be treated the same?- The IPL 2021 season was suspended indefinitely after half a dozen cases of COVID-19 cases across several IPL franchises. But, as many as 29 matches were played until the suspension so there are still plenty of talking points. The biggest topic of discussion was the SRH team management’s decision to sack David Warner as skipper. In fact, he was also dropped from the playing XI after he was stripped off his captaincy tag. Sunrisers Hyderabad had a nightmare start with just one win in 6 matches under the Aussie’s leadership.

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IPL 2021: Sunil Gavaskar questions David Warner’s sacking by SRH, asks why can’t coaches be treated the same?

India cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar feels that coaches should be treated in the same fashion when teams undergo a lean patch.

“Hyderabad will also get time to think about its decision to not just sack David Warner as the captain but even to drop him from the playing XI. Warner was getting runs but not in the same assertive manner of earlier years. Still, with little support from the others, those runs were precious. Yet, he was left out of the playing XI, which was strange. Without the cares of captaincy, he could have been the galvanizing batsman that the team needed,” Gavaskar wrote in Sportstar.

Warner scored 193 runs in 6 innings for SRH at an average of 32+. Overall, he is the highest overseas scorer in IPL with 5,447 runs in 148 matches with 50 fifties.

“While the rights and wrongs of dropping him as captain could well be debated for long, the question that needs to be asked is if captains can be changed midway, why can’t coaches be treated the same? In football, the moment a team starts faltering, it’s the manager who is shown the exit door, so why not in cricket too?” he added.

When IPL 2021 was suspended, SRH could only manage 1 win in 7 matches. Gavaskar felt that SRH would be relieved with the suspension following their forgetful run during phase 1 of IPL 2021.

“The suspension could well be a blessing in disguise as it allows time for a calm, cool and proper introspection rather than in the hurly-burly of the tournament itself,” he signed off.

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