The fans and players of Sunrisers Hyderabad must be quite disappointed after losing their second match by 6 runs to RCB. SRH has tasted defeat in both the matches of the IPL 2021 and what has hurt the fans the most is the fact that both of them were close games and the SRH players were not able to perform well under pressure. Manish Pandey got slammed a lot after the match against RCB as he played 39 balls but batted slowly and scored only 38 runs considering the fact that it was a T20I match.
The Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza’s father Imran Mirza was also not happy with the performance of SRH in the IPL 2021 and he took to Twitter to slam the franchise for not including the local boys in their team. He also questioned as to why Hyderabad did not get the chance to host the matches while the cities which have been affected adversely by COVID-19 are allowed to host IPL matches.
This is what Imran Mirza tweeted, “No local player was considered good enough to be selected in SRH. They even didn’t think Hyderabad is a safe venue to host matches while seriously COVID-hit centres got the nod. Looks like SRH will end up with few wins and a dwindling home support. Time to introspect.”
No local player was considered good enough to be selected in SRH. They even didn't think Hyderabad is a safe venue to host matches while seriously Covid-hit centres got the nod. Looks like SRH will end up with few wins and a dwindling home support. Time to introspect. #IPL #SRH
— Imran Mirza (@imrandomthought) April 14, 2021
In order to ensure that the teams have to travel less, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has come up with a plan as per which all the IPL teams are playing their matches at the neutral venues (Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad).
Though the former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin who is presently the President of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) proposed to BCCI that Hyderabad is ready to take up the challenge of hosting the IPL matches, the board was not interested.
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