India all-rounder Washington Sundar has found a new home in the India Premier League (IPL) as the cricketer has made a shift from his former franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Sundar was in the radar of many teams on the auction table but eventually landed at SRH for Rs. 8.75 crore. The 22-year-old will don the orange jersey in the upcoming IPL season and will be captained by Kane Williamson.
Meanwhile, the Hyderabad-based franchise posted a video on their official Twitter account in which Sundar’s teammate, Thangarasu Natarajan asked him “So do you miss RCB, or is this better?” The off-spinner came up with a hilarious response and said that SRH is better.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 18, 2022
Sundar’s statement did not go down well with a few of the RCB fans as they activated the troll rampage on him. Here are a few tweets:
even RCBians will not miss you…shabaz is better than you…RCB is for loyal ones, and you dont have that😂😂
— Bharath Kumar (@Bharath__gowdru) March 18, 2022
Shame on these two players
And washi we don't miss you anymore @Sundarwashi5 a team like rcb backed you all these years and you showed the way how to respect them absolute shame on you👎
— Bajiomotty (@Bajiomotty1) March 18, 2022
hmm definitely better here coz at the speed u bowl sir and the speed at which srh bowlers bowl slower ones are the same
— H2l Yash (@imyash0007) March 18, 2022
Play well otherwise you will also face the David Warner fate.😭
— NPS (@Nps2022) March 19, 2022
I thought Rcb Made Mistake By leaving you… Noo They r Correct 🙂
— ಹೆಸರಲ್ಲೇನಿದೆ ಬಿಡಿ (@Naneyidupakka) March 19, 2022
Just like that, he is not even in the consideration for rcbians, not a loss to us. His statement shows how much intent he had in contributing to the team, to win the trophy.
— Pandu_B_01 (@Nayak01Pandu) March 19, 2022
Sundar was a vital member of RCB till the last season and earned an India call-up after performing significantly well for the same franchise. The Tamil Nadu-born cricketer has played 42 IPL matches so far in his career, claiming 27 wickets at an economy of 6.93. He has not been very useful with the bat and has scored just 217 runs at an average and strike rate of 13.56 and 111.28 respectively.
SRH will play their first IPL 2022 match on 29th March against Rajasthan Royals.
Squad of SRH: Kane Williamson (c), Umran Malik, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, Thangarasu Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott, Ravikumar Samarth, Shashank Singh, Saurabh Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi.