Virender Sehwag Remembers David Warner’s First IPL Season With Delhi. Virender Sehwag, David Warner’s former teammate at Delhi Daredevils, shared an interesting anecdote about the Australian cricketer during his early years in the IPL.
In the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, David Warner has been a revelation for the Delhi Capitals (DC). He is DC’s leading scorer with 356 runs at an average of 59.33 and a strike rate of 156.82 in eight matches. He was released by his previous team, SunRisers Hyderabad, and acquire by Delhi Capitals in the IPL mega auction for INR 6.25 crore. Warner is in his second stint with the Delhi franchise. He previously played for them from 2009 to 2013. (when the side called Delhi Daredevils).
Former Indian cricket team opener Virender Sehwag was a member of the franchise at the time and shared an interesting anecdote about the Australian cricketer during his early days in the IPL.
“Believed In Parties More Than Practice Or Matches,” Virender Sehwag on David Warner’s First IPL
“I’ve also vented my rage on a couple of players, one of whom was David Warner. Because the way he used to travel when he first joined the Delhi franchise, he believed in parties more than in practice or matches. He got into a fight with a few players during his first year. So we sent him home for the final two games. So, every now and then, you keep someone out to teach them a lesson “According to Sehwag,
He was making a remark about how players are sometimes forced to sit out to bring them in line.
“He was new, so it was important to demonstrate to him that you are not more important than the team, and that there are others who can play in your place and win games for the team. That’s exactly what happened. We kept him off the team and still won. It wasn’t like you could only win matches with one player. To teach a player a lesson, you can sometimes keep him off the team.”
Sehwag also stated that the SRH made a mistake by not retaining Warner after the IPL 2021 season.
After a string of low scores in the IPL 2021, Warner was dropped from the SRH playing XI and removed as captain. Sehwag, on the other hand, pointed out that the current SRH captain Kane Williamson’s figures in IPL 2022 were identical to Warner’s in IPL 2021, but the former was being used.