Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul reveals reason behind the name change
Ahead of the auction though, captain of the team KL Rahul has disclosed the reason behind the name change. “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.
The Kings posted another video featuring Chris Gayle. Gayle joined the franchise in 2018 and in three seasons has scored 368 (11 matches), 490 (from 13 matches) and 288 (in seven matches) respectively. “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.
Co-owner of the Punjab Kings Preity Zinta too shared the news on her Twitter, saying, “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 new vibe wit r friends, fans & well-wishers”.
Kings XI Punjab have officially changed their name to Punjab Kings ahead of the auction of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, scheduled to be held on February 18 in Chennai. The franchise said that the new brand logo and name will extend their undying spirit of fighting against all odds while celebrating the true spirit of Punjab.