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After Mumbai Indians conquered the coveted IPL title for the fifth time in history, Tom Moody the former Sunrisers Hyderabad revealed a very interesting story of how Mumbai Indians looked to trade in leg spinner Rashid Khan from Sunrisers Hyderabad couple of years back.

Tom Moody revealed about this during ESPNcricinfo’s timeout show wherein they were discussing Mumbai Indians have nailed the art of banking on traded players since last few years. In 2018 we saw Mumbai trade-in, Quinton De Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore who has been quite an investment as he has gone on to win matches for Mumbai Indians consistently.

Another trade Mumbai Indians made was ahead of the 2020 season when they traded or rather bought Trent Boult from Delhi Capitals for an undisclosed sum. The trade of Trent Boult did wonders for Mumbai Indians as he was instrumental in Mumbai winning the title in 2020 as he went on to pick 25 wickets in the 15 matches he played for the Rohit Sharma led franchise.

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Mumbai Indians Asked A Trade For Rashid Khan in 2018: Tom Moody

Tom Moody who was the head coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise from 2013 to 2019 revealed during the show how Mumbai Indians asked the Hyderabad franchise for Rashid Khan’s trade-in. He said Mumbai Indians is the only franchise that have the bravado to approach other IPL teams for such deals.

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Tom Moody said, “I remember an incident from maybe two years ago when they (Mumbai Indians) asked for a trade for Rashid Khan. They are the only franchise who have had the gumption or the bravado to knock on the door and ask for a trade for Rashid.”

Moody further revealed how other franchise’s approach towards trading players is leaner compared to Mumbai Indians as you always expect a notch higher while negotiating.

“Other franchisees don’t do it (trading) with the same confidence and perseverance or with the whole management structure behind their team philosophy. A lot of teams run a lot leaner that what Mumbai Indians so. The support staff at SRH is actually half of what MI’s is,” Tom Moody added.

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