IPL 2021: David Warner’s wife Candice Warner has expressed her relief after her husband’s return from COVID-hit India. Speaking on ‘The Morning Show’, the former Ironwoman opened up about the ‘scary situation’ as she awaits David Warner’s release from quarantine. In his months-long absence, Candice has been looking after the couple’s three young daughters- Ivy, Indi and Isla.
“He is back on home soil with the rest of the boys that went to India, so we’re just very fortunate to have him back on our shores,” Candice Warner said as quoted by 7news.com.au.
“It was difficult, but even more so for my daughters as they’re now at the age where they can feel and they understand what was going on. It is scary, it is a really dire situation over there and we’re just so grateful that he is back on home soil,” she added.
The 34-year-old added that David is doing well in quarantine and keeping himself busy by exercising and video calls to family and friends.
David Warner is currently undergoing a 14-day mandatory quarantine in Sydney after reaching Australia along with a bunch of other players and support staff. The Aussies had to fly from India to Maldives where they had to spend more than 10 days after the postponement of the IPL 2021. The Australian government had suspended flights from India till May 15.
David Warner in IPL 2021
David Warner had a forgetful IPL 2021 Phase 1 as his team SRH not only slid to the bottom of the points table but also replaced him as the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise. Kane Williamson took over from Warner in the penultimate match of IPL 2021 (SRH vs RR). The season was suspended due to COVID-19 cases among players, staffs of 4 franchises.
Williamson had previous experience of leading SRH in IPL 2018 but it was David Warner who led them to their maiden IPL triumph in IPL 2016.
As per media reports, SRH might release David Warner ahead of mega-auctions next year. A bidding war is expected to buy the swashbuckling Australian opener. The latter is notably the highest overseas scorer in history of IPL.
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