IPL 2017: SRH's Moises Henriques says league helps to break barriers between players

"It (IPL) breaks down those barriers and you get to know players off the field which is probably the most important piece to know," Henriques said.

PTI, Apr, 06 2017

Hyderabad: A relentless war of words might have marred the recently-concluded Test series between India and Australia, but Moises Henriques has said that the IPL will break barriers and bring the players closer.

SRH's Moises Henriques in action during the IPL 2017 opener against RCB. AFP

SRH's Moises Henriques in action during the IPL 2017 opener against RCB. AFP

"It (IPL) breaks down those barriers and you get to know players off the field which is probably the most important piece to know," Henriques, who is a key all-rounder for Sunrisers Hyderabad, told reporters.

"Once you get to know people and what they are like off the field, that's when you start building true friendships. What happens on the field that's competitive, that's emotional. But when you slow down, when you realise, there are absolutely more important than cricket.

"You go to families and friends, that's when I guess you start develop some new relationships," the Australian cricketer said.

Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs here last night in the inaugural match of the Indian Premier League season 10.

Happy to be a part of the Hyderabad outfit, Henriques said all the team members are gelling well.

"The likes of Yuvraj Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are very humble and their pleasing personality has an infectious effect on others," said Henriques, who scored a valuable 52 yesterday.

Published Date: Apr 06, 2017 | Updated Date: Apr 06, 2017



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1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
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4 West Indies 2222 117
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