‘Ab Williamson ko nikaal hi diya hai to warner ko wapas le aate hain na’ – Social media floods with memes as Hyderabad make some major changes

The 2016 Indian T20 League champions are left with the biggest purse ahead of the mini-auction for the next season of the tournament.


The 2016 Indian T20 League champions, Hyderabad has made some big changes while releasing and retaining the players before the min-auction for the 2023 edition of the Indian T20 League. In a line of major changes, they have released the former skipper Kane Williamson. The veteran Kiwi batter couldn’t deliver up to the expectations during the 2022 edition of the Indian T20 League.

Hyderabad also failed as a team, and they finished in the eighth spot during this year’s edition of the tournament. Notably, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, and Sean Abbott are the other overseas players alongside Kane Williamson who have been released by the orange outfit.

Following the conclusion of the release and retention process, Hyderabad has been left with the highest remaining purse of INR 42.25 crores to go with, in the mini-auction for the 2023 edition of the Indian T20 League. Having this massive amount in the account, they might go ahead to pick the renowned and in-form players like Sam Curran and Ben Stokes who have impressed everyone in the recently concluded 2022 edition of the 20-20 World Cup.

Talking about the reaction from the fans to these big changes made by the Hyderabad-based franchise, they came up with some hilarious and interesting memes on the social media platform, Twitter.

Here’s a look at some of the best memes shared by fans as Hyderabad manages to maintain the biggest purse for the mini-auction:


Coming back to Kane Williamson, he will be in action during the upcoming three-match home T20I series against India. The 32-year-old Kiwi veteran also heaped his praises on his former teammate Umran Malik in Hyderabad ahead of the series against India.

“Umran is a super-exciting talent I got to spend time with him last year in the IPL and his raw pace was a real asset to the team. To see him on the international team has been a great rise for him. When you’ve got that ability to bowl 150+ then it’s very exciting,” said Williamson

“With him in the squad, there are certainly high hopes that he will have an involvement in Indian cricket for a long time. Playing more and more on such tours will only help him in his journey,” he added later.

India and New Zealand will lock horns with each other in the three-match T20I series. Wellington will host all the matches of this series.

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