In shocking news, Sherfane Rutherford’s father drew his last breath on Thursday. Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder has already left the IPL bio-bubble in order to be with his family members. West Indies international was roped in as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow.
England’s opening batsman opted to pull out of the cash-rich IPL citing personal reasons. Meanwhile, Sherfane Rutherford made up his mind to spend time with his family back home. SRH confirmed that Rutherford will be leaving the IPL bio-bubble to be with his family.
Sherfane Rutherford leaves IPL bio-bubble to be with his family
Sunrisers Hyderabad conveyed its heartfelt condolences to Sherfane Rutherford and his family. “The #SRH family conveys its heartfelt condolences to Sherfane Rutherford and his family on the passing away of his father.
Sherfane will be leaving the IPL bio-bubble to be with his family in this difficult hour,” tweeted the official Twitter account of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Meanwhile, SRH are in a hapless situation at the moment. Nothing has worked out for them so far this season.
The #SRH family conveys its heartfelt condolences to Sherfane Rutherford and his family on the passing away of his father.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 23, 2021
They are languishing at the bottom of the IPL 2021 points table. SRH secured just one win this season. They locked horns with Delhi Capitals in the second leg. However, they lacked team effort to compete with Delhi Capitals. Meanwhile, DC won the game by 8 wickets.
Earlier, Sunrisers managed to rack up 134/9 in their quota of 20 overs. Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan scored 28 and 21 respectively. Kagiso Rabada might have been expensive with the ball as he conceded 37 runs but he took 3 wickets to his name.
Anrich Nortje conceded just 12 runs and took 2 wickets while Axar Patel conceded 21 runs and took 2 wickets. In response, DC aced the run-chase in 17.5 overs. Shikhar Dhawan scored a vital 42 off 37 balls. The likes of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant did the job for DC.
Iyer scored an unbeaten 47 off 41 balls with the help of 2 fours and as many sixes. DC captain Pant scored 35 off 21 balls including 3 fours and 2 sixes. The depleted SRH team will lock horns with Punjab Kings on September 25, Saturday in Sharjah.