Here’s how Kings XI Punjab celebrated a ‘virtual’ Valentine’s Day

"It's the season of love and being the big-hearted Punjabis we are."

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Kings XI Punjab. (Photo by IANS)
Umaima Saeed
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The global cricket fraternity celebrated Valentine’s Day with a lot of love on social media. From Virat Kohli to Ajinkya Rahane, cricketers posted pictures with their girlfriends and wives with special messages on the day of love. Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab had their own share of fun by curating a dating app profile of their players. And it was thoroughly entertaining.

They wrote an imaginary bio for the app for all of their players. The funniest of all belonged to Karun Nair which read – “Had a triple once! Looking for the one now…” The Kings thought of celebrating the day on behalf of its players as they are busy preparing themselves for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.

The official website of Kings XI Punjab wrote, “It’s the season of love and being the big-hearted Punjabis we are, we wouldn’t want our Sheras to miss out on it. Since most of them are busy on the field, working on their game and preparing for the upcoming VIVO Indian Premier League season, we thought of helping them out with their online dating profiles (even if they don’t really need it).”

Here are a few of the profiles as written by the franchise:

Chris Gayle 

Bio: “I am Chris Gayle”.

Comment: Guess it is enough for people to know the profile belongs to arguably the greatest T20 player and six-machine.

Lokesh Rahul 

Bio: “Bats, Tats but no cats! Good vibes only.”

Comment: Mr Rahul is a smooth player – on and off the cricket field.

Sam Curran

Bio: “Don’t let the baby face fool you, I’m somewhat of an expert at breaking hearts (ask the Indians”.

Comment: The Indians may not seem too pleased by Sam’s reference to the Test series in June where Sam was hitting balls out of the park.

Mandeep Singh

Bio: “They call me ‘Mandy’ but for many I’m just an eye candy! Everyone’s impressed by my modus operandi. Swipe right if you got some brandy and I’ll show you why they say I am handy!”

Comment: Mandeep is quite the master at rhyming quartets.

The IPL begins on March 23 and even though it clashes with the general elections in the country, the whole of the tournament will be played in India. Punjab made a tremendous start to their campaign last year under the leadership of Ravi Ashwin. However, they entered into a slump in the second half of the round-robin stage and were eventually knocked out before the playoffs, much to their disappointment.

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