Every IPL, while all the talk is about Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings or Royal Challengers Bangalore, one team that mostly flies under the radar is Sunrisers Hyderabad. Winner of the IPL title in 2016, SRH made it to every playoff and was actually runner-up in 2018, losing to CSK in the final.
This year also SRH will be no different. With the likes of David Warner, Kane Williamson and Johnny Bairstow, Jason Holder, and Rashid Khan in their ranks, defeating SRH will not be an easy team. In fact, quietly going about his business is his biggest strength, believes Srivats Goswami, who has been with the franchise since 2018.
“The biggest strength of Sunrisers Hyderabad is that we go about our jobs quietly and calmly,” Goswami quoted ESPNcricinfo. We are not like other teams because we do not pretend about ourselves.
Goswami was asked to choose the team they are most eager to face, for which the 31-year-old had a solid answer. Goswami, who was a partner of Virat Kohli during India’s winning Under-19 World Cup campaign in 2008, made his IPL debut with Kohli in 2008 and it was the team against which he wanted to score the most runs.
He said, I did not get so many opportunities to play in IPL, so it is difficult to choose a team because I want to play against any team, but if you choose me, I will choose Royal Challengers Bangalore, because it is the most important Was. I played the first team in the IPL and I like to play at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Goswami said that playing against CSK and MS Dhoni would be an equally thrilling opportunity in IPL 2021. I like to play against everyone, but no one in particular. But of course Dhoni (MS) is good to play against Dhoni. Chennai Super Kings is a good team. Therefore, it is good to play against them.