Kane Williamson's beautiful answer when asked about "Will you be picked in IPL auction"
The auction for the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League is scheduled to take place in Kochi on December 23. All ten teams have come up with their retained players, and some unlucky players got axed from their team. Interestingly, some big names will enter the auction this time around.
However, one of the shocking decisions was made by the 2016 IPL champion, Sunrisers Hyderabad, when they released their captain, Kane Williamson, ahead of the auction. That means Williamson will be under the hammer ahead of the next season.
SRH, who finished 8th in the last season, made this big call to release their third-highest run scorer in history after David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan. The 32-year-old has scored 2101 runs in 76 games at an average of 36 for SRH.
However, his individual performance in the T20s hasn't been great in the last 12 months or so. That's why it will be interesting to see which franchise picks him up. However, ahead of the first ODI game of the three-match series between India and New Zealand, Williamson also addressed the media.
There he was also asked about his views on the IPL 2023 auction, and Williamson came up with a beautiful answer and said that he will wait to see which franchise wants him; it is not in his hands.
He said, "In terms of the auction. You know I'll have to wait and see. It's certainly not up to me. People make decisions about their team and what they are after. That's the nature of how it works."
Williamson has recently come under fire for his slow batting approach in T20Is. Regarding his T20I career, the 32-year-old said that he wants to play across all three formats and loves taking on the challenge of all three formats.
New Zealand and India were both knocked out of the T20 World Cup after their semi-finals; thus, now all the teams will prepare for the next big event in India, the 2023 ODI World Cup. Williamson said that his focus is now on ODI cricket, and his team will be playing a lot more ODIs in the coming months.