Freedomroo – Candice Warner hits some balls at NSW golf club after David Warner is dumped from the IPL team

Candice bunkers down: Cricket WAG visited an exclusive NSW Golf Club on Monday as her husband David's career hits a crossroads as he's dumped from his IPL team amid wild rumours - leaving him stranded and alone in India

Australian cricketer David Warner was mysteriously dropped as captain of his Indian Premier League team on Saturday as the world’s most expensive cricket tournament continues in a nation battling a horrific Covid ‘second wave’. 

And on Monday, David’s wife Candice put on a brave face and let off some steam hitting golf balls at the exclusive NSW Golf Club in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

After working on her swing on the driving range and practicing her putting, the retired ironwoman turned Olympics commentator, 36, told Daily Mail Australia the couple and their three daughters are coping well – despite David’s uncertain future in India where 3,000 a day are dying from Covid.

Candice bunkers down: Cricket WAG visited an exclusive NSW Golf Club on Monday as her husband David’s career hits a crossroads as he’s dumped from his IPL team amid wild rumours – leaving him stranded and alone in India

Breaking her silence: After practising her swing at a driving range, the WAG, 36, told Daily Mail Australia the couple are 'doing fine' amid the recent controversy

Breaking her silence: After practising her swing at a driving range, the WAG, 36, told Daily Mail Australia the couple are ‘doing fine’ amid the recent controversy

‘We are doing fine.. we are all good, thank you,’ Candice told Daily Mail Australia.

She certainly looked the part at the prestigious course in La Perouse, wearing a white Callaway cap, black sunglasses, a sports skirt and navy polo shirt as she practiced with her mother, Kerry Falzon.  

Meanwhile, in India, mystery surrounds the dumping of Warner, whose IPL contract is worth approximately $2.3 million, with South African cricketer Dale Steyn claiming something ‘must be going on behind the scenes’ for Warner to be dumped.

‘It is very strange to not see him as part of the [Australian cricket team]. There is something going on there. I don’t know what’s going on there really but it’s strange,’ he told Cricinfo.

‘To give up captaincy is one thing but you’d still want him in the [game]. He is still a great player.’ 

‘I don’t know whether David may have questioned some of the decisions made when Pandey left out… There is something definitely happening behind closed doors that the public are not aware of,’ he said.

'We are doing fine.. we are all good, thank you,' Candice told Daily Mail Australia

‘We are doing fine.. we are all good, thank you,’ Candice told Daily Mail Australia

Look at that swing! The WAG was suitably dressed for the occasion in a black mini skirt and navy shirt as she played a game of golf with her mother Kerry Falzon

Look at that swing! The WAG was suitably dressed for the occasion in a black mini skirt and navy shirt as she played a game of golf with her mother Kerry Falzon

Keeping a low profile: The former Ironwoman teamed the ensemble with white sneakers and kept a low profile in a white cap and sunglasses

Keeping a low profile: The former Ironwoman teamed the ensemble with white sneakers and kept a low profile in a white cap and sunglasses

Fun in the sun! At one point, Candice engaged in conversation with a club professional and her mother as she walked across the putting green

Fun in the sun! At one point, Candice engaged in conversation with a club professional and her mother as she walked across the putting green

Meanwhile, on the golf course, the mother-of-three engaged in conversation with one of the club’s professionals and her mother as she walked across the practice putting green.

On Saturday, the Sunrisers Hyderabad announced David had been dropped as captain of the IPL and will be replaced by New Zealander Kane Williamson.

Warner may even be sidelined for the team’s upcoming match against the Rajasthan Royals – with English batsman Jason Roy appearing to be a likely replacement.

Natural beauty: Candice tied her long blonde locks in a ponytail and appeared to be wearing minimal makeup for the outing

Natural beauty: Candice tied her long blonde locks in a ponytail and appeared to be wearing minimal makeup for the outing

Experienced: She also perfected her swing while standing on the course

Experienced: She also perfected her swing while standing on the course

Family bonding: Candice's mother Kerry wore black pants and a white T-shirt as she watched her daughter practice holes

Family bonding: Candice’s mother Kerry wore black pants and a white T-shirt as she watched her daughter practice holes

Casual: Kerry teamed her ensemble with grey sneakers and wore a black cap and sunglasses

Casual: Kerry teamed her ensemble with grey sneakers and wore a black cap and sunglasses

He first joined the club in 2014 before going on to captain the side in 2016 and then losing the role due to the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.

He led the team again in 2020 after taking over the captaincy from Williamson.

In a statement, the ‘Sunrisers Hyderabad said the decision to drop Warner had ‘not come lightly’ and they respected the enormous impact the Australian star has had for the franchise ‘over a number of years’. 

‘As we face the remainder of the season we are sure David will continue to help us strive for success both on and off the field,’ the statement read.

Out: On Saturday, the Sunrisers Hyderabad announced that Candice's husband David Warner (pictured) had been dropped as captain of the IPL and will be replaced by New Zealander Kane Williamson

Out: On Saturday, the Sunrisers Hyderabad announced that Candice’s husband David Warner (pictured) had been dropped as captain of the IPL and will be replaced by New Zealander Kane Williamson

Stranded: He remains stranded in India as the country's Covid-19 crisis worsens each day

Stranded: He remains stranded in India as the country’s Covid-19 crisis worsens each day

Career: David first joined the club in 2014 before going on to captain the side in 2016 and then losing the role due to the 2018 ball-tampering scandal

Career: David first joined the club in 2014 before going on to captain the side in 2016 and then losing the role due to the 2018 ball-tampering scandal

The Sunrisers have had a woeful start to the season winning just one of six matches with Warner copping criticism for his recent performance scoring 57 runs off 55 balls against the Chennai Super Kings.

The 34-year-old accepted responsibility for the lacklustre performance.

‘I take full responsibility for the way I batted, I batted slow and hit the fielders,’ David said.

‘I probably hit 15 good shots to fielders and they are the ones that make or break the innings. I took too many balls.’

Warner, who is known as one of the leading batsmen in the IPL, is holding an unusually low strike rate of 110.28 this season.

History: He led the team again in 2020 after taking over the captaincy from Williamson

History: He led the team again in 2020 after taking over the captaincy from Williamson

Unsuccessful: Warner, who is known as one of the leading batsmen in the IPL, is holding an unusually low strike rate of 110.28 this season

Unsuccessful: Warner, who is known as one of the leading batsmen in the IPL, is holding an unusually low strike rate of 110.28 this season

Out and about: Candice flashed a smile as she enjoyed a game of golf in Sydney

Out and about: Candice flashed a smile as she enjoyed a game of golf in Sydney

 

Claims: South African cricketer Dale Steyn has claimed something 'must be going on behind the scenes' for Warner to be dumped

Claims: South African cricketer Dale Steyn has claimed something ‘must be going on behind the scenes’ for Warner to be dumped

'It is very strange to not see him as part of the [Australian cricket team]. There is something going on there. I don't know what's going on there really but it's strange,' he told Cricinfo

‘It is very strange to not see him as part of the [Australian cricket team]. There is something going on there. I don’t know what’s going on there really but it’s strange,’ he told Cricinfo

Crisis: Warner's captaincy stripping comes amid India's worsening Covid-19 crisis with Aussie players including Warner, Steve Smith and Pat Cummins all unable to return home

Crisis: Warner’s captaincy stripping comes amid India’s worsening Covid-19 crisis with Aussie players including Warner, Steve Smith and Pat Cummins all unable to return home

The uncertainty around Warner comes amid India’s worsening Covid-19 crisis with fellow Australian stars including Steve Smith and Pat Cummins all unable to return home.

Thirty-four Australians remain in India – 12 players, 11 coaches, four commentators, two umpires and five support staff, as well as a commentator from New Zealand who lives in Australia.

As many as 9,000 Australians – including the country’s top cricket players – have been stranded in India by the government’s ban on flights from the Covid-ravaged nation until May 15.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison suspended all direct commercial flights and chartered repatriation flights on Tuesday afternoon as India suffers a huge surge in cases and deaths.

Lockdown: Thirty-four Australians remain in India - 12 players, 11 coaches, four commentators, two umpires and five support staff, as well as a commentator from New Zealand who lives in Australia. Pictured Candice and David

Lockdown: Thirty-four Australians remain in India – 12 players, 11 coaches, four commentators, two umpires and five support staff, as well as a commentator from New Zealand who lives in Australia. Pictured Candice and David

Stranded: As many as 9,000 Australians - including the country's top cricket players - have been stranded in India by the government's ban on flights from the Covid-ravaged nation until May 15

Stranded: As many as 9,000 Australians – including the country’s top cricket players – have been stranded in India by the government’s ban on flights from the Covid-ravaged nation until May 15

Suspended: Prime Minister Scott Morrison suspended all direct commercial flights and chartered repatriation flights on Tuesday afternoon as India suffers a huge surge in cases and deaths

Suspended: Prime Minister Scott Morrison suspended all direct commercial flights and chartered repatriation flights on Tuesday afternoon as India suffers a huge surge in cases and deaths

Family: David and Candice are parents to daughters Ivy Mae, six, Indi Rae, five, and Isla Rose, one

Family: David and Candice are parents to daughters Ivy Mae, six, Indi Rae, five, and Isla Rose, one

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