The Sunrisers Hyderabad are one of the few teams to have won the Indian Premier League in their first IPL Final only. The SRH team owners bought the Hyderabad-based franchise ahead of the 2013 edition of the IPL. Before that, Deccan Chargers were a part of the world’s grandest T20 league.
The Deccan Chargers were one of the eight franchises to join the IPL in 2008. They finished last in 2008, but then, they bounced back and won the championship in 2009. Unfortunately, because of some off-field disputes, the BCCI decided to terminate the Deccan Chargers from the IPL.
As a result, one spot was vacant in the league. The SRH team owners then bought the Hyderabad-based franchise and named it Sunrisers Hyderabad. From 2014 onwards, this franchise gave a nickname to itself of ‘Orange Army.’ In their first season, the SRH team owners had to pick players from the Deccan Chargers squad only. However, in 2014, there was a mega auction, where Hyderabad formed a new squad.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been one of the most consistent franchises in the last few IPL seasons. Playing under the leadership of David Warner and Kane Williamson, this team has made it to the playoffs in each of the last five seasons. In fact, Warner and Williamson have ensured that the Orange Cap mostly comes to the SRH team only.
Who are the SRH team owners?
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have not performed up to the mark in IPL 2021, but their CEO Kavya Maran has got everyone’s attention. She attends the matches regularly, and because of her emotions, she often gets the camerman’s attention. Kavya is one of the SRH team owners. She is the daughter of Kalanithi Maran – the chairman of Sun TV Group. Because Sun TV Group owns the Hyderabad-based franchise, they named it as Sunrisers.
Kavya Maran was born on August 6, 1992, and she has an MBA degree to her name. She is a huge fan of cricket, which is evident by the fact that she attends many IPL matches of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. She is even present at the IPL Auction events.
Her father Kalanithi Maran is the founder of the Sun TV Group. Many people would know that he has a stake in TV channels, newspapers, weeklies, FM Radio stations, DTH services and even a movie production house. As per starsunfolded, Kavya’s mother Kavery Maran is the highest paid businesswoman in the country. Thus, these are all the details about the SRH team owners.