Watch: Kane Shares a Friendly Hug with SRH Owner Kavya Maran After Rain-Abandoned IPL Match

Kane Shares a Friendly Hug with SRH Owner: The IPL 2024 clash between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday, May 16, was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Despite the disappointment of a washed-out game, fans were treated to a heartwarming moment as GT batter Kane Williamson reconnected with the SRH owner Kavya Maran and other management members.

As the rain continued to pour, resulting in the match being abandoned and both teams sharing a point each, the camaraderie between Williamson and his former franchise was on full display. Gujarat Titans concluded their IPL 2024 season with 12 points from 14 games, while SRH advanced to the playoffs, joining KKR and RR.

The Hyderabad franchise shared a video on their official X handle, capturing the delightful interaction. In the video, Williamson is seen warmly greeting Kavya Maran and other SRH management members in the stands. His presence in Hyderabad reignited fond memories among fans, who affectionately refer to him as ‘Kane mama’.

Williamson’s long-standing association with Sunrisers Hyderabad, spanning several years, has cemented his popularity in the city. His return, albeit in GT colors, was a nostalgic moment for many, as he exchanged pleasantries and shared a few laughs with the SRH team. The video of this reunion quickly garnered attention, highlighting the strong bonds formed during his tenure with the SRH franchise.

Despite the weather dampening the on-field action, the off-field interaction between Williamson and SRH management provided a bright spot for fans and emphasized the enduring relationships built within the IPL community.

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