Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had a successful career in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for five seasons, winning the championship once. Sunrisers won the prestigious event in 2016, and from that year until 2020, the Hyderabad team was eligible to compete in the playoffs.

The performance significantly declined in the 2021 edition, when Sunrisers placed last in the eight-team table, and the situation mostly repeated itself in the next year’s competition. SRH placed eighth in the previous competition’s ten-team points table, winning six of the 14 games they played.

In addition to SRH finishing last in the 2021 season, there was also a falling out between the team and ace batter David Warner, which led to the Delhi Capitals signing Warner in the IPL mega-auction of 2022.

Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, who was a member of SRH, placed the responsibility for the failure on the management when questioned about it.

“For the next several editions, we played the greatest cricket when I initially arrived in 2017,” he said. But I have no idea what occurred in the previous two publications. Everything changed, including the squad composition and coaching staff, and the mood was different. It was awful that some guys didn’t want to play with them.

“I don’t believe this should occur with a major property; they should consider how to create rather than destroy. Rashid was an employee of SRH, who fired him. I’m unsure of their plans when they decided Rashid wasn’t what they wanted. During a conversation with Sports Yaari, Nabi said that because they had invested in him, they shouldn’t have abandoned him.

SRH didn’t retain Rashid Khan ahead of the mega auction, following which he was acquired by Gujarat Titans for a whopping amount of ₹15 crores. Rashid worked at SRH between 2017 and 2021.