Add to that the need for Warner to work towards getting rid of the scar on his identity due to the infamous ball-tampering case in South Africa last year and make the cricketing fans of the world realise his worth and how talented a batsman he is.March 24, 2019
Warner has, time and again, poured his heart out to the public and spoken about how important are his integrity and respect in the eyes of his fans. For him, it maybe even bigger than the winning the IPL trophy for his franchise for the second time.
After being found guilty of ball-tampering charges in March last year, Warner had decided to step down from his role as the captain of SunRisers only to get banned by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) from playing the IPL altogether.
This, however, cannot and did not take away any credibility from the fact that Warner has been one of the most dominating batsmen in the history of the IPL and has the silverware to prove it. Before the 2019 season began and despite missing an entire season of play, the Aussie batsmen held the record for scoring the most runs by an overseas player (4,014), most half-centuries (35) and the highest individual score by a captain (126) in the league.March 24, 2019
Most importantly, Warner has been the leading run scorer of the IPL for two entire seasons and won the well-celebrated orange cap in 2015 and 2017, both of which were while he played for his current team, SunRisers Hyderabad.
It looks like Warner has no intentions of getting rid of the cap anytime soon as he went off in Hyderabad's season opener, scoring 85 runs off just 53 balls which included nine 4s and three huge 6s in a loss to Dinesh Karthik's Kolkata Knight Riders.
If Warner continues with his ferocious batting form, the day is not far when he will once again be known for his shots going out of the park and not for the incident that got him disgrace a year ago.