Revealed on: Apr 08, 2021
Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul feels that the workforce was unfortunate final yr within the IPL regardless of placing up some good performances. He additional hoped that the change in title and jersey can change their fortunes as effectively. Kings XI Punjab have altered their title to Punjab Kings. Additionally, the franchise unveiled their new jersey for the upcoming season lately.
In a podcast on Pink Bull’s Decoding Athletes collection, Rahul stated, “Now we have our fingers crossed. I genuinely imagine that we had been a tad bit unfortunate final yr. We did play some actually good cricket. A few the video games we actually could not shut for a few causes.”
“It did harm a bit bit, so I am hoping the change of title and jerseys, and a complete lot of different adjustments, will carry us some luck,” he added.
Rahul additionally stated that he’s wanting ahead to play with West Indies legend Chris Gayle once more. The 40-plus Windies celebrity blasted 288 runs in seven video games final season. Talking about Gayle, Rahul stated, “I clearly performed with Chris [Gayle] for a very long time. Having him round is nice enjoyable. I am actually wanting ahead to enjoying with him once more. One yr older, however each time he comes again, he retains getting higher and higher.”
“I actually marvel how he does that. It is like he is at all times on the yacht, partying. After which he turns up and performs the best way he does. For somebody like me who spends three-four hours getting my batting and talent proper, I actually marvel how he does it. So, I am actually wanting ahead to having him within the workforce and hitting some sixes,” he added.
Rahul additionally revealed that he’s excited to look at Riley Meredith bowl since he may give the ball some actual rip. “I am wanting ahead to watching Riley Meredith bowl. I’ve watched him in a few video games. He seems to be like he can bowl some correct tempo. That is one thing I felt we had been lacking for a couple of seasons – somebody who can intimidate the opposition with some tempo. So I am actually wanting ahead to look at him bowl,” he admitted.
Punjab Kings will tackle Rajasthan Royals of their first sport of IPL 2021 on April 12 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
–By A Cricket Correspondent