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KL Rahul Discloses Why They Renamed KXIP To Punjab Kings, Chris Gayle Responds


KL Rahul Discloses Why They Renamed KXIP To Punjab Kings, Chris Gayle Responds

The IPL 2021 is going to be held in April and the Punjab franchise has made a big change this year in an attempt to change their fortunes. The Punjab franchise which will be led by KL Rahul has changed its name from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings. The skipper took to Twitter and shared with his fans and followers the reason behind the name change.

KL Rahul said that though he liked the name Kings XI but a team is lot more than the 11 players, it is like a whole unit, it is supposed to be a family. He adds that he is pretty confident the change in name will certainly improve their luck as well.

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Soon the star batsman Chris Gayle also took to the micro-blogging site and supported KL Rahul’s belief. He says that he agrees with Rahul that a team is not just about 11 players and sometimes a change is also good. He goes on to state that it will certainly get everyone more involved and Punjab Kings is the way to go.

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Chris Gayle has been associated with the Punjab franchise since 2018 and he performed pretty well as he scored 368 in 11 matches in the IPL 2018 while in the IPL 2019, he scored 490 in 13 matches and last year he played 7 matches in which he scored 288 runs. In fact, it was after Gayle joined the team in the IPL 2020 that the Punjab franchise was able to win a match after losing six in a row.

The co-owner and Bollywood actress Preity Zinta also made an announcement regarding the name change.

she tweeted, “This new year I had hinted that 2021 was going 2 b d yr of new beginnings. So here is our new name & logo as promised. Now Sadda Punjab will be #PunjabKings. I’m super thrilled & excited to share r new vibe wit r friends, fans & well wishers. #SaddaPunjab #PBKS @PunjabKingsIPL”

The Punjab franchise hasn’t been able to win an IPL trophy since the inauguration of the IPL in 2008 but it appears that they are completely ready to bag the trophy.

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