One of the most popular and loved cricketer across the globe – David Warner has shared a special message for his fans ahead of the 12th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). After being forced to miss last year’s edition of the T20 league in the wake of the ball-tampering controversy, Warner has been missing out from the action in international cricket for more than a year after facing suspension by Cricket Australia.
Warner will mark his return to the cash-rich league this year, starting March 23, where he will lead the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Ahead of his return to IPL, Warner posted a video of him, which was shared on the official Twitter page of Sunrisers.
“Hi everyone, this is David Warner, I’ve a special message for all the Orange Army fans..thank you for showing us all the love and support for all these years! Now its our time to give back to our loyal fans,” the Aussie opener said in the video.
He also informed that as a return gift, the SRH franchise has decided to keep the rate of 25,000 seats for their first home game at a low price of just Rs 500.
Warner is known for guiding SRH to a title victory in the 2016 edition of the league where he had amassed 848 runs in 17 matches, riding on an excellent average of 60.57.
The Sunrisers will host Rajasthan Royals in their first home game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on March 29.
Australia Steve Smith and Warner, then Australia’s captain and vice-captain, were banned from state and international cricket for 12 months over the incident in South Africa in March, while opener Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months.