Australia's Mitchell Starc may have opted out of the Indian Premier League this year, but his teammate David Warner has welcomed him to Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Instagram post. Warner on Monday posted a pic of Starc talking to him and New Zealand and SRH captain, Kane Williamson, after Australia's first Test against New Zealand in Perth.
"Welcome to the @sunrisershyd @mstarc56 (sic.)," he said in the caption.
While the incident comes a few days before the auction for the 2020 season is held, the post could be nothing more than a humorous one as Starc is not there in the list of 332 cricketers who will go under the hammer.
Starc and England Test captain Joe Root are two high profile names who will not be participating in the IPL this year. This will be the second successive year that the 29-year-old won't be playing in the cash-rich T20 league. He last played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2015.