IPL 2021 | Tom Moody cites team combination behind 'hard call' of sacking David Warner

Mayank Kumar

| May 2, 11:12 AM

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The director of cricket operations at the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tom Moody has said that the franchise had to take a tough call where someone big but underperforming had to make way for change in the team in wake of repetitive poor performances in the 14th edition of the IPL.

Moody said that Warner is very disappointed at missing out from the leadership position and then from the playing XI, but that would have been the case for any other player, and that the Australian has come to terms with the reasoning behind his ow exclusion from the team.

“We had to make the hard call, somebody has to miss out and unfortunately it’s him. He’s shocked and disappointed. Anyone would be disappointed. He has come to terms with the logic behind what we want to achieve from a franchise’s perspective. He has rallied around the team and more importantly, the team has rallied around him,” Moody said to the host broadcaster Star Sports before the game against the Rajasthan Royals.

There are words surrounding a possible fallout between Warner and the think tank after the former made public his disapproval of Manish Pandey’s exclusion from the team. But, Moody said that the team is not going back to what led to the move of sacking Warner having made significant changes in the last 24-48 hours.

Notably, David Warner has been an IPL legend for the Sunrisers and he led the side to the IPL championship in the 2016 edition.

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