Sunrisers Hyderabad, who had the biggest squad among the eight teams ahead of the recent Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season auction as they only needed three players to fill their squad, sparked concerns reviews from the former Indian skipper. Mohammad Azharuddin.
Azharuddin expressed his disappointment with the Sunrisers squad, citing why the 25-man squad didn’t have a single player from Hyderabad. Speaking to Twitter, Azharuddin wrote: “Very disappointed not to see a single Hyderabad player in the Hyderabad Sunrisers squad.”
In the mini-auction which took place in Chennai on Thursday, SRH picked Kedar Jadhav, Jagadeesha Suchith and Afghan mystery spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman ahead of the next lucrative league season.
With the Hyderabad-based franchise leaving players like Prithvi Raj Yarra ahead of the auction, there was not a single local player representing the team at the 2021 edition.
Sunrisers were one of the few teams to keep most of their players to participate in the auction and only had to change a few places to prepare their full squad. By getting the experienced Kedar Jadhav, who was released by the Chennai Super Kings, the SRH strengthened their middle order by bringing the experienced drummer from Maharashtra into their roster.