I would love to be a part of any team owned by KKR: Sunil Narine

I would love to be a part of any team owned by KKR: Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine is playing for the KKR since IPL 2012.

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine of Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Sunil Narine, the West Indies spinner has earned the reputation of being match-winner, especially in the T20 format. He plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Indian Premier League (IPL). He loves playing for the team and the franchise and also revealed that he is ready to play for any team that will be owned by them across any league in the world.

The KKR bought the 32-year-old back in 2012 IPL auction for a hefty amount of $700,000. Majority of the fans and cricket pundit thought that this move from the franchise might backfire but that wasn’t the case. He took 24 wickets in his debut season and played an important role in their title-winning triumph. He has also opened the innings for KKR in the previous seasons and reaped out a lot of success.

Sunil Narine feels like leaving for a second home when he comes to India for KKR 

In a clip shared by KKR, Sunil Narine can be seen praising the IPL franchise. He said that it is always amazing to play for them in the T20 tournament. He was also overwhelmed with the love he gets in India whenever he travels to the country to play in the IPL and termed it as the second home.

“Any tournament (where) KKR is carrying a team in, I would love to be a part of it. The money does not matter. Once they are there, I would love to be a part of that team. The way they welcome you in India, with arms wide open. It’s like they already know you as a human being – what you don’t like, what you like. They try to make you comfortable.

“Every year, when I am leaving for India (for the IPL), it’s like I am leaving for my second home,” Narine said in a video shared by KKR. He also looked a bit disappointed over the fact that IPL has been suspended in the ongoing year amid COVID-19 outbreak. Sunil Narine feels something is missing in his life without the cash-rich league.

“The closest thing to feel at home playing in the CPL is the IPL. To me it’s not just friendships, it’s like a family. (I am) missing the excitement of the IPL, the fans, the loved ones watching you perform. Whether it is 4 o’clock in the morning (in Trinidad), or 12 o’clock, they (are always) looking forward, that’s something I’m missing a lot,” he further said.

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