He’s one of the great modern leaders – Tom Moody rates Sunrisers Hyderabad’s decision to release Kane Williamson

Speaking exclusively on Star Sports show ‘IPL – Special Retention Show’, former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody spoke on Sunrisers Hyderabad’s decision not to retain Kane Williamson.

“Yeah, it’s going to be very interesting to see what the new management does at Sunrisers regarding Kane because you make a big decision to begin with in retaining a player like Kane Williamson. You back him as your leader at the beginning of a major auction. Everyone recognizes that he’s one of the game’s great modern leaders. Yes, he had a poor season, and yes, he had injury problems over the last 12 months.

“But they decided to change such a significant pillar in what their future would look like when they first sat down before the big auction. I get the decision based on the 14 crore. That’s a huge amount of money, particularly for a foreign player. For an Indian player? Certainly not,” he said.

“And we have always got to look at that kind of relationship between the supply and demand of your overseas players against the supply and demand of your high-quality Indian players. And you’ll always have to pay, and quite rightly so, big money for your top Indian players,” he added.