Abdul Samad has thanked his IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad for retaining him ahead of the IPL 2022 auction.

Abdul Samad has thanked his IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad for retaining him ahead of the IPL 2022 auction. Apart from him, the franchise has retained Kane Williamson and Umran Mailk.

He further shared what the retention of him and Umran means to Jammu & Kashmir. Samad and Malik are the fourth and fifth players respectively from the Union Territory to play in the best T20 league.

“It is a huge thing for the state of Kashmir that me and Umran Malik, both uncapped players, have been retained. We talk on a daily basis, and he was telling me that it would be great if we end up on the same team. We are like brothers. There will be a lot of responsibility on us.”

He was expecting to be retained by the Hyderabad-based team.

“Yes, I was expecting to be retained but there were many big players the franchise could have retained,” he said. “It is a very huge thing for me that they have shown such faith. Can’t describe the feeling I had when I found I was getting retained.”

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