The Mumbai Indians offered the Sunrisers Hyderabad a trade deal for Rashid Khan two years ago, said Tom Moody, who was SSR’s head coach until last year. He said no other IPL team would have the “courage or the bravado” to demand a deal for Rashid Khan.
Speaking in an ESPNCricinfo video, Moody said, “I remember the Indians in Mumbai, maybe 2 years ago they asked for a trade for Rashid Khan. I mean come on! No other franchise has had the guts or bravado to be able to knock on the door and say we would like to get a trade for Rashid Khan – it’s like so good I’m sure you do, the rest of the world. . “
Rashid Khan, the No. 1 T20I player in the ICC rankings, has been a crucial cog in SRH in recent years. This year he has taken 20 wickets in 16 matches at an extraordinary saving rate of 5.70.
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Moody said only Mumbai Indians would consider asking for a trade for a player of Rashid’s caliber, but also added that it was this approach that allowed MI to build a championship-winning unit. MI won the IPL 2020 final on Tuesday, with the recent acquisition of Trent Boult being the man of the match in the final.
“What I have found from my experience over the last few years in IPL is that Mumbai Indians is probably one of the most active teams when it comes to finding business opportunities. They are not afraid to knock on your doors and ask for ridiculous offers. And they keep knocking on the door, and if they keep knocking on seven more franchises, eventually they’ll get what they want, ”Moody said.
He highlighted how the Delhi capitals made it possible for Trent Boult to go to MI and how the movement came back to bite them in the 2020 IPL Playoffs.