India cricketer KL Rahul on Tuesday (June 23) said that he was eager to play in the current year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was picked to lead one of the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab.
The thirteenth edition of the cash-rich competition was scheduled to start on March 29 yet the BCCI had to delay it inconclusively due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BCCI is presently intending to have the competition if the ICC chooses to drop the T20 World Cup, at present scheduled to be played in Australia in October.
Rahul was picked to lead KXIP after Ravichandran Ashwin, who drove the group in 2018 and 2019, was exchanged to Delhi Capitals preceding the season.
“I actually have missed the IPL a lot. It was going to be a big season for me captaining the team and I felt like we have got some really really exciting players in the line-up,” Rahul told teammate Mayank Agarwal during the show `Open Nets with Mayank` which was uploaded on IPL`s official website.
“I was really looking forward to playing with Chris and you and Maxi and few other guys coming in,” he added.
Explosive West Indies opener Chris Gayle was also part of the video chat and he said this was the longest he has been at home.
“I am missing cricket as a whole, to be honest. This is the longest I have ever been home. Normally, I would be away playing for some franchise,” Gayle said.
“But for me, this is the longest I have spent at home. It is life and this is just part of nature and we have to just accept it. Life goes on you know… can`t complain much,” he added.
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