IPL 2023: Kane Williamson not surprised at being released by Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kane Williamson [Source: Associated Press]
Kane Williamson had a very undesirable campaign at the T20 World Cup 2022. Following the tournament, it was expected that the player would be released by the Indian Premier League Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the mini-auction.
IPL franchises were asked to release a retention list yesterday and former SRH skipper Williamson was one of the expected but shocking releases.
When asked about his IPL 2023 plans, the batter replied that he still plan on playing the tournament, and will be waiting for the auction.
What Williamson said
"There are a lot of competitions around the world, and the IPL is certainly an amazing completion to be a part of. You see players play for different teams all the time. There are a lot of options, lot of cricket, so for me, I love playing all formats."
"That's the way it goes, I had a really enjoyable time at SRH, I have a lot of fond memories," he said. "It wasn't a surprise when it [retention list] was officially released."
Sunrisers Hyderabad had named Williamson their full-time captain ahead of the 2022 season. After having a fallout with David Warner, SRH snatched Williamson for INR 14cr. Making him their most expensive player. The franchise now has a purse of INR 42.25 cr ahead of the mini-auction scheduled to be held on 23rd December.