The Hyderabad franchise released their captain Kane Williamson ahead of the Indian T20 League 2023 mini-auction set to take place in December, in Kochi. Aiden Markam, the South African batter, is highly likely to replace the Kiwi star as the new captain of the franchise.
However, Aakash Chopra, the former Indian cricketer, reacted to Joe Root putting his name forward for the auction and questioned if the Hyderabad franchise have already informed him about getting roped in the squad.
Here is Aakash Chopra’s tweet:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 22, 2022
I would certainly debate going into draw: Joe Root
Earlier, the star English batter claimed that he is ‘seriously’ considering entering the Indian T20 League mini-auction draw, citing that he always got sidelined and alienated when it comes to the shortest format of the game.
“I would certainly debate going into the Indian T20 League draw quite seriously and hope to get exposure in that tournament. It would be great to get involved in the continuous enormity of each game and how much it means,” Root was quoted as saying by dailymail.co.uk.
“I have no thoughts or feelings of retirement or slowing down or playing fewer formats. If anything, I feel a little bit more freedom with my time. I always used to get rested for the T20s and I feel like I got alienated from the format because I had not played enough of it,” he added.
“You can feel like you are getting left behind a little bit. Now, the next couple of years, might be a good time to explore playing a little bit more of that format and see how far I can take that side of my game,” said the Three Lions batter further.
With the Hyderabad franchise looking to find the perfect replacement for Williamson, they might as well rope in Root and hand him the task to lead the team. The team, however, failed to find glory under the Black Caps star’s reign as their last title came in 2016, under the leadership of David Warner.