IPL mega-auction changes under discussion, swirling rumours about Rohit Sharma’s trade to SRH

Apr 11, 2024

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 may be in full swing, but behind the scenes, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is already looking towards the future. Informal discussions with franchise owners have begun regarding potential changes for the upcoming mega-auction later this year.

Player retention a key issue

According to The Times of India, a major topic on the table is player retention. Many franchises are pushing for the ability to retain more players in their squads. Currently, teams are allowed to retain four players, including a maximum of two foreigners, with an additional right-to-match card for another player.

Will Rohit Sharma sport Orange jersey in 2025?

Meanwhile, the rumour mill is churning with speculation about star batsman Rohit Sharma‘s future. Whispers suggest he may be on the move, potentially leaving Mumbai Indians (MI) for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Unsettled waters in Mumbai Indians

Several sports journalists have noted a growing rift within the MI camp. After leading the team to five IPL titles, Rohit was replaced as captain by Hardik Pandya before the 2024 season. This decision reportedly caused friction, and the dressing room atmosphere is said to be strained.

SRH eyes a captaincy coup?

Adding fuel to the fire, rumours are swirling that SRH co-owner Kavya Maran is prepared to offer Rohit Sharma a lucrative contract, essentially a “blank cheque,” to join their Hyderabad squad for the 2025 season. While the validity of this claim remains unconfirmed, it has certainly captured the imagination of cricket fans and analysts.

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Rohit Sharma to leave Mumbai Indians in 2025 . Kavya Maran is Ready to give Blank Cheque & Captaincy for 5 years to Hitman Rohit Sharma.

Source : Times of India. pic.twitter.com/l28ZcjYnD5

— ` (@shivv0037) April 4, 2024

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A familiar territory for Rohit

Interestingly, Rohit isn’t entirely unfamiliar with the Hyderabad franchise. In the IPL’s early years (2008-2010), he plied his trade for Deccan Chargers (now defunct) amassing over 1,170 runs. This past association with Hyderabad could be a factor if Kavya does indeed pursue Rohit aggressively.

Uncertainty looms

Only time will tell what changes will be implemented for the IPL mega-auction and whether Rohit Sharma will don the orange jersey of SRH. One thing is certain: the IPL off-season promises to be an exciting period filled with speculation and potential blockbuster player movement.

Also READ: IPL 2024 – Rajasthan Royals reacts to ‘Sara bhabhi’ chants aimed at Shubman Gill during RR vs GT fixture

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