Nicholas Puran, who had the best hit rate for fighters with more than 300 runs in the latest edition of the Indian Premier League, says his teammate in the Punjab Kings and his West Indian counterpart Chris GaleThe “simplest advice” to stay still and enjoy cotton wool is easily the best advice he has received in his career.
“I look at him (Gail). He’s one of my favorite batsmen. When I grew up, I loved watching him fight. I usually woke up early in the morning to see him fit. He’s a simple man. He gives me the simplest advice. which is “enjoy and just stay as still as possible,” the 25-year-old from Trinidad told IANS.
“This is the best advice he can give someone because he plays his game like that. You see him on the field and you know – it’s all about fun and entertainment,” he added.
The Purana, who will once again be a key figure in the Punjab Kings’ average order, had won 353 tracks last season in a 169.71 strike.
He was released from the mandatory quarantine period on Wednesday.
“This (living in a bio-bubble) is definitely a challenge. If you’re not in a bubble, then you really can’t talk about it, you don’t know what it feels like inside. It’s a different challenge, especially to play a game and go back to the hotel. and crash into your room, “said the Puran.
“The players are people too. I think a lot of people forget that they are people at the end of the day. You have feelings, you also have emotions and it’s a challenge. As professionals, we have to take it by the chin and find a way to live. with her, “he said.
The South Asian completed his assignment with the West Indies in the home series against Sri Lanka on March 14 and was soon on his way to India, spending the mandatory one-week quarantine in a hotel room.
“I slept a lot. [Besides] I spent a lot of time on my phone – Whatsapp, Instagram, Netflix – and trained in my room. I started watching Lucifer [on Netflix]. Absolutely good, “he added.
Pooran believes the Punjab franchise did well last year, but was unlucky enough to miss the playoffs.
Known as the Kings XI Punjab until last year, the franchise was in the playoff race until the last two games. However, two consecutive losses eventually shattered their hopes of qualifying for the final four stages.
“To be honest, last time we got very good results. We scored 180 plus. I don’t think we played badly last year. This year we have a good team again. We have a lot of strength. [in batting], “Add Puran.
The Trinidadian is among a large number of West Indian players who play the T20 cricket franchise around the world. He believes the West Indies have some of the best T20 cricket players in the world, making them favorites for the T20 World Cup, scheduled later this year.
“We are always outsiders at the World Cup. I think we have the best T20 players in the world. After playing as a team, I don’t think anyone can beat us. We will be happy to play as a team. We have a great chance to win. the World Cup again, “he said.