India cricketer KL Rahul on Tuesday (June 23) mentioned that he was excited to play in this 12 months’s Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was chosen to lead IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab.
The 13th version of the cash-rich event was scheduled to start on March 29 however the BCCI was pressured to postpone it indefinitely due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The BCCI is now planning to host the event if the ICC decides to cancel the T20 World Cup, at the moment scheduled to be performed in Australia in October.
Rahul was chosen as captain of KXIP after Ravichandran Ashwin, who led the staff in 2018 and 2019, was traded to Delhi Capitals prior to 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 advised teammate Mayank Agarwal in the course of the present `Open Nets with Mayank` which was uploaded on IPL`s official web site.
“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 additionally a part of the video chat and he mentioned this was the longest he has been at house.
“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 mentioned.
“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.