IPL 2024 auction: Sunrisers Hyderabad block David Warner on Instagram, Australian star shares screenshots

IPL 2024 auction: Once a star player of Sunrisers Hyderabad who helped the franchise win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 title, Australian opener David Warner has been blocked by SRH on social media.

In an attempt to congratulate compatriot Travis Head on Instagram for his move to his old IPL team for 6.8 crore in Dubai, Warner discovered that Sunrisers Hyderabad had blocked him.

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The relationship between Warner and IPL franchise SRH turned sour after the Australia star was removed as captain in the middle of the 2021 season and then left on the bench even after the season resumed.

Following this, Warner joined Delhi Capitals in 2022 and has been retained by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2024 auction.

“Trying to repost @travishead34 post but blocked from @sunrisers Instagram,” Warner wrote, as he posted a screenshot of the Hyderabad franchise’s profile.

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David Warner’s Instagram story screenshot
David Warner's Instagram story.

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David Warner’s Instagram story.

Apart from Travis Head, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 skipper Pat Cummins for a whopping 20.50 crore. This was a record fee until Kolkata Knight Riders bought Australia’s Mitchell Starc for 24.75 crore.

Ahead of the 2020 edition, KKR had paid Cummins 15.5 crore.

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Interestingly, the base price was set at 2 crore for all three Australian players.

A total of 38 players have been sold in the ongoing auction, including 15 from overseas by 10 franchises. A total of 178.6 crore has been spent on buying players.

With the Indian Premier League 2024 action underway in Dubai on December 19 and two players from Australia picked by franchises for over 20 crore each, netizens are making fun of the BCCI on social media.

As per details, Australia’s star bowler Mitchell Starc became the most expensive player to be sold with a price of 24.75 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders.

While Pat Cummins was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping price of 20.5 crore. Another Australian player Travis Head was sold for 6.8 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Published: 19 Dec 2023, 07:19 PM IST

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