Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan parted ways with Sunrisers Hyderabad before the IPL Auction 2022. The star spinner wrote an emotional note for SRH after the franchise released him from their squad.
SRH has released the majority of their overseas players before the much anticipated IPL Auction 2022. Kane Williamson is the only overseas player who has been retained by Hyderabad. Along with Williamson, SRH has retained their uncapped players Abdul Samad & Umran Malik.
Rashid Khan posted a collage of four photos where he can be spotted in SRH’s jersey on his Instagram handle & thanked SRH & his fans for their support throughout his journey with the franchise
“It has been a wonderful journey with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Thank you for your support, love, and for believing in me. To the #OrangeArmy you’ve been my pillar of strength and I shall forever be grateful for such wonderful fans,” wrote Rashid Khan.
Rashid Khan has played 76 IPL matches for SRH scalping 93 wickets at an economy rate of 6.33. He has won eight ‘man of the match awards in the five seasons he has played for SRH. In the 2021 IPL, Rashid scalped 18 wickets and scored 83 runs in 14 matches for the Orange Army.
SRH will try to retain Rashid Khan at the IPL 2022 Auction
SRH CEO K Shanmugam appeared on Star Sports last night to discuss the reasons behind the team’s player retentions. While discussing Rashid Khan’s release, Shanmugam mentioned that Sunrisers Hyderabad will try to match the auction price if he enters the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Though the franchise has released their star players, SRH will aim to rebuild a strong team around skipper Kane Williamson at the IPL auction 2022. It will be now interesting to see if SRH can buy back the likes of Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the mega auction.