SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) started their IPL 2021 marketing campaign with a 10-run loss to Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday evening. SRH’s quick bowlers had been taken to the cleaners as Nitish Rana starred with a 56-ball 80 that helped KKR publish 187/6. SunRisers obtained off to a nightmare begin however half-centuries from Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow pushed them nearer to the goal however could not get them over the road. There had been some unusual choices from the SRH group administration in the course of the course of the match, however the one which irked followers probably the most was the choice to depart out New Zealand celebrity Kane Williamson.
Williamson was seen warming the bench at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai with SRH going un with David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi as their 4 abroad gamers.
Fans had been clearly sad with choice to depart out Williamson and took to Twitter to specific their disappointment.
Unfair with Kane Williamson conserving him on bench he’s world class participant.
— Sunil (@Sunildreamguy) April 11, 2021
— Yatharth (@iYatharth29) April 11, 2021
This is Injustice , underutilization & contempt. It is heartbreaking to see somebody like him not enjoying!What a Captain!What a Player! Every Year has a identical story higher is to let him play for brand new group or let him practise for WTC afterall He is a National Captain#KaneWilliamson
— Pranjal Chaurasia (@PranjalChaura18) April 11, 2021
— Cricket Saga (@cricsaga) April 11, 2021
Kane Williamson ought to have been part of the enjoying eleven & not somebody who simply warms up the bench. His presence is essential for the group.I hope SRH does not deal with him like this in future matches.@SunRisers @davidwarner31
— Anil Ok Reddy (@AcomradeTweets) April 11, 2021
Without Kane Williamson..it hurts….srh ought to launch Kane… they do not deserve a participant like Kane Williamson
— Moni.. (@thecricgirl) April 11, 2021
No Kane Williamson within the aspect. This world has gone bonkers, conserving out the perfect participant in these situations out.
Indeed come to CSK Kane
— Rajdeep Singh (@rajdeep189) April 11, 2021
Not enjoying Kane Williamson is type of injustice.
— Ƥ (@Pallette_) April 11, 2021
SRH additionally determined to open with Wriddhiman Saha and Warner, with Bairstow pushed right down to two-down.
Another choice that drew some flak was when Vijay Shankar got here into bat forward of Abdul Samad with fast runs being the necessity of the hour for SRH. Shankar was dismissed for 11 off 7 balls whereas Samad blasted an unbeaten 19 off eight balls.
Williamson had captained SRH in 2018 within the absence of Warner. The New Zealander produced some gorgeous batting performances that season, ammassing 735 runs in 17 matches at a mean of 52.50 and a strike-rate of 142.44.
The subsequent season he performed simply 9 matches, scoring 156 runs.
In the 2020 season within the UAE, Williamson intially was ignored however went on to play 12 matches for SRH, scoring 317 runs at a mean of 45.28 and a strike fee of 133.75.
SRH will subsequent play Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on Wednesday.
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