In a recent and delightful piece of news for Hyderabad fans, the franchise has appointed the star Proteas batter Aiden Markram as the captain ahead of the Indian T20 League 2023. The franchise has updated the fans about this latest development from the official Twitter handle.
“THE. WAIT. IS. OVER. ⏳#OrangeArmy, say hello to our new captain Aiden Markram (an orange emoji),” read the caption of the tweet posted by Hyderabad with a video featuring the reaction from ardent fans.
THE. WAIT. IS. OVER. ⏳#OrangeArmy, say hello to our new captain Aiden Markram 🧡#AidenMarkram #SRHCaptain #IPL2023 | @AidzMarkram pic.twitter.com/3kQelkd8CP
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 23, 2023
Meanwhile, the fans are also ecstatic with this latest announcement from the franchise for the 16th season of the cash-rich Indian T20 tournament. They took to Twitter to express their excitement and happiness over Markram’s appointment as captain for the upcoming season of the tournament. Apart from this, a few of the fans also come up with some different reactions on this decision by the Hyderabad management.
Here’s how fans reacted:
— Prakhar😎 (@aslikhiladdi) February 23, 2023
Aye Aye Captain!!🧡
— Orange Army (@srhfans0fficial) February 23, 2023
Markram anna 🧡🧡🧡🧡
— Aakash Vidiyala (@Vidiyala99) February 23, 2023
Big congratulations ❤️ Aiden.
— Nikhil94 (@gomasenikhil9) February 23, 2023
New era starts this march🧡❤️🔥😍
— M.A Rafey Farooqui (@rafey2323) February 23, 2023
3rd trophy loading for markram as captain.#OrangeArmy pic.twitter.com/FTDsW7wGFH
— Pinkyyy (@Mikecorle00) February 23, 2023
Congratulations 👏🎉@AidzMarkram skipper 😍
— Seja56 (@ChandSehjad) February 23, 2023
— Smit Adeshra (@SmitAdeshra) February 23, 2023
Overseas captain isn't a good tactic but good m anyway not a fan of this franchise
— Archer (@poserarcher) February 23, 2023
Notably, Markram guided the sister team of the Hyderabad franchise, Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the recently-concluded SA20 2023 to a historic title in the inaugural edition. Alongside his brilliant captaincy, Markram also won the player of the tournament award for his outstanding performance with the bat and crucial 11 wickets with the bowl as well.
Markram scored 366 runs in the tournament with a sensational century in the semi-final of the tournament against Joburg Super Kings at the Centurion.
Speaking of his career in the Indian T20 League, the 28-year-old made his debut two years back in the year 2021 while playing for the Punjab franchise. Since then, he has played 20 matches so far in these two years; and has accumulated 527 runs with an amazing average of 40.54 with three centuries to his name in 18 innings.
He also finished the SA20 2023 as the third-highest run-scorer following Jos Buttler and Faf du Plessis. The centurion batter aggregated runs with a decent average of 33.27 including a century and a half-century on his credit.