David Warner speaks about his removal from Sun Risers

From being dropped by an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise in September to winning the Player of the Tournament award at the T20 World Cup in November, it has been a rollercoaster ride for opener David Warner, who played a crucial role in Australia's maiden T20 World Cup title win on Sunday.

Two months after the UAE leg of IPL 2021, Warner has broken his silence on the series of events that had happened with him at the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) camp where the star opener was dropped from the team and removed from captaincy.

"When you are dropped from the team you have loved the most for years without any real fault of yours and stripped of captaincy without being given a reason, it hurts. At the same time there are no complaints. The fans in India have always been there for me and it is for them that you play. We play to entertain. We play to push for excellence," Warner said in an interview.