Recently, Kolkata Knight Riders’ social media posted a video of Sunil Narine on the occasion of his 32nd birthday. In the same, West Indies spinner Sunil Narine speaks about his experiences of India.
The spinner reveals how he feels India is like a second home to him. Narine also heaps praise on the management and owners of the Kolkata Knight Riders. The West Indian speaks how they try to make players comfortable and feel at home.
“Any tournament where KKR is carrying a team in, I would like to be a part of that team. The money does not matter, I would just like to be a part of that team. The way they welcome you in India with arms wide open like they already know you as a human being, they try to make you comfortable,” Narine said.
"Any tournament around the 🌎, where Knight Riders have a team, I'd wanna be a part of it. It's not about the money or the friendships, it's like a family to me." – #Birthday boy @SunilPNarine74 is missing the #IPL, and he has a message for all you in the #KnightRiders family 💜 pic.twitter.com/dVyoIBm5Cr
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 26, 2020
“When I am leaving for India, it’s like I am leaving for my second home. From the day I reach, I feel comfortable. I feel everything is normal here, it’s the closest thing to feel at home playing in the Caribbean Premier League is the IPL. It’s like family. I am missing the excitement of the IPL,” he added.
Sunil Narine is also a part of Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League team. The owners of IPL franchise KKR also have stakes in the CPL team as well.
If not for coronavirus pandemic, Sunil Narine would be busy representing the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL right now. Scheduled to commence on March 29, the 13th edition of IPL was postponed until April 15.
Later on, the Board of Control for Cricket in India suspended the cash-rich tournament for an indefinite period due to the same.