As the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is around the corner, every franchise is gearing up for the cash-rich league. However, amid the practice sessions, sometimes players too are seen doing some funny kinds of stuff. And, one of the recent entry in the list is Punjab Kings’ Sarfaraz Khan.
Recently, the franchise has posted a video on social media, where the youngster can be seen mimicking Darren Sammy’s playing style in front of players from West Indies. While the video was funny, he also received Chris Gayle’s approval. However, his acting was so funny that everyone laughed at it, with Gayle saying, “Yeah, that’s Sammy. That’s Sammy for real!”.
Here is the video:
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 7, 2021
IPL 2021 is slated to start from April 9, with two-time defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) set to play against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the season opener. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings will play their first match on April 12, when they take on Rajasthan Royals (RR). However, they had not a good show last year in the IPL which took place in the UAE. Missing out on a playoff spot, they ended at sixth place during the league phase of the cash-rich league, with six wins and eight defeats in their name.
But, despite having a roller coaster ride there, Punjab Captain KL Rahul had a stellar season as he won the Orange Cap, smashing 670 runs in 14 games. He also registered a century, and five half-centuries as well. On the other hand, Mohammed Shami was their highest wicket-taker, with 20 scalps. He was eighth in the Purple Cap race as well.
With an aim to win the IPL title in IPL 2021, Punjab Kingsbought Australian pacer Jhye Richardson for a whopping price of Rs 14 crore during the mini-auction a couple of months ago in Chennai. Meanwhile, Riley Meredith was bought for Rs 8 crore also. They bought Shahrukh Khan for Rs 5.25 crore and apart from them, they added Dawid Malan, Moises Henriques and Fabian Allen to the team for the upcoming season.