The New Zealand captain remained silent when asked if he had been dropped by other teams.
“No, not really,” Williamson said when asked if being released from his captaincy by a team would make him reconsider his T20 future. “There are so many competitions around the world, and the IPL is definitely an amazing fulfillment to be a part of. You see players playing for different teams all the time. There are so many options, so much cricket, So for me. I love playing all formats.”
Williamson said Sunrisers management had spoken to him about his decision “a few days ago”. “As it happens, I had a really enjoyable time at SRH, I have a lot of memories,” he said. “It was no surprise when it [retention list] was officially released.”
Sunrisers named Williamson as their full-time captain ahead of the IPL 2022 season, after falling out with David Warner last year, and retained him for INR 14 crore, making him their most expensive player. . However, they won just six of 14 despite winning five in a row in the first half of the season.
Williamson was in poor form with the bat in IPL 2022 as well: given a sore elbow, he managed just 216 runs in 13 innings and his strike rate of 93.50 was the lowest of all batsmen who started the season. I faced at least 100 balls.
In total, Williamson represented Sunrisers for eight seasons, during which he scored 2021 runs at an average of 36.22 and a strike rate of 126.03. He captained them in 46 of the 76 matches he played.
Under Williamson’s leadership, their best performance was a runner-up finish in IPL 2018. It was a season where he finished as the most successful batsman in the IPL with 735 runs at an average of 52.50 and a strike rate of 142.44.