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Watch- KL Rahul Reveals The Reason Behind Renaming Franchise To Punjab Kings

KL Rahul is expecting that the name change from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings good fortune to the franchise this year. The Punjab Kings skipper is excited for the upcoming IPL season where the franchise will be aiming to win their first-ever IPL title.

Talking about the franchise name change, KL Rahul stated that team is always supposed to play like a family and the new name Punjab Kings signifies that. In a video posted by Punjab Kings on Twitter Rahul admitted that even though he like the name Kings XI Punjab but the team is a lot more than just the 11 players who step on the field.

KL Rahul reacts to the new name ‘Punjab Kings’ 

“I liked the name Kings XI but the team is a lot more than just 11 players. We are supposed to be like a family, supposed to feel like a family, supposed to feel like a whole unit. I am quite confident that the change in name will bring us good fortune this year”, said Rahul in a video posted by Punjab Kings.

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Last season under the captaincy of KL Rahul the franchise peaked in the second half of the tournament but still were unable to qualify for the IPL playoffs. Nevertheless, Rahul ended the season as the leading run-getter with a total of 670 runs in 14 league matches. Now the Punjab Kings skipper will be hoping that the management will be able to acquire more great players in the IPL auction who will make the side more balanced for IPL 2021.

Apart from Rahul, Punjab Kings legendary batsman Chris Gayle also gave their verdict on the new name Punjab Kings. Gayle echoed Rahul’s thoughts about the change in title and shared a video message for all the fans on Twitter.

“Absolutely, I love it. Sometimes, it’s good to have a change as well. I like what KL said. It’s not about the 11 players. It’s going to get everyone more involved. Punjab Kings is the way to go,” Gayle said.

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