Terrifying, upsetting to see Covid-19 situation in India: Warner

back icon
safari
03 Jun 2021 | 04:18 AM
authorcricket.com staff

Terrifying, upsetting to see Covid-19 situation in India: Warner

The Australia opener was sacked as SRH captain in the middle of IPL 2021

Australia opening batsman David Warner said it was terrifying to see the Covid-19 situation in India, with many people lining up to get their loved ones cremated. Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, before handing over the reins to Kane Williamson, just before the tournament was suspended. SRH had managed to win just one of their seven matches.

"I think it would really hit home when everyone saw that piece on TV about what was happening in India with the oxygen," Warner, who played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, said on Nova's Fitzy and Wippa program.

"People on the streets lining up to cremate their family numbers, we did see that a couple of times going to and from the grounds. Yeah, open fields and stuff, you know it was terrifying. It was just really upsetting."

Warner agreed with the decision to call off the IPL after multiple bio-secure bubble breaches.

"From a humanitarian point of view, I think the right decision was made. It got into the bubble which was obviously going to be a challenge when we started moving, so getting on and off aircrafts, but look they did their best to try and put it on there and we know in India that everyone loves cricket," Warner, the highest overseas run-getter in IPL said.

"It was challenging, we had to get out of there ASAP," he added.

The BCCI recently announced the IPL will now be played in the September-October window in the UAE. The availability of many overseas players still remains in doubt.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Indian Premier League, 2021Sunrisers HyderabadAustraliaDavid Warner

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
There are a number of leaders in the group, it's about building as a side: Williamson
SRH succumbed to their sixth loss in seven matches in IPL 2021
usercricket.com staff
03 May 2021
safari
NEWS
Warner 'shocked and disappointed' to miss out, we had to make the hard call: Moody
Kane Williamson recently replaced the Australian batsman as captain of SRH
usercricket.com staff
02 May 2021
safari
NEWS
Williamson replaces Warner as SRH captain for remainder of IPL 2021
SRH have won just one out of their six matches this season so far
usercricket.com staff
01 May 2021
safari
NEWS
Warner confident of winning final three games to keep playoff hopes alive
SRH will face DC, RCB and MI in their next three IPL 2020 matches
userPTI
25 Oct 2020
safari
STAT NUGGETS
David Warner records his 50th score of 50 or more in IPL
Here are a few noteworthy milestones from the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab
userAnirudh Kasargod
08 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
Hope SRH youngsters translate their talent into performance: Warner
SRH will kick start their campaign against RCB on Monday (September 21)
userPTI
20 Sep 2020
safari
NEWS
Don't 'poke the bear' - Warner says Aussies shouldn't sledge Kohli
Warner, a lynchpin of Australia's batting attack, said he is looking forward to the confrontation but that he will steer clear of taunting India's captain
userAFP
23 Jun 2020
safari
NEWS
David Warner back as SRH captain
Warner, who led the Sunrisers to a title win in 2016, takes over from New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson
userPTI
27 Feb 2020
safari
NEWS
My wife driving force behind my Australia return: Warner
The opener made 107, his first hundred in Australia colours since an Ashes century against England during the 2017 Boxing Day Test
userAFP
13 Jun 2019
safari
NEWS
Warner predicts high-scoring World Cup
Aussie looks to use IPL form to boost him ahead of quadrennial event
userAFP
30 Apr 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved