KKR is the only place I want to be in IPL cricket, says Sunil Narine
West Indian spinner Sunil Narine thanked the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for keeping him ahead of next season's mega auction.
KKR has signed Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer for the upcoming IPL.
"I'm very excited, it's the only place I want to be in IPL cricket right now. If KKR has a team anywhere in the world I would prefer to play for them, whether it's KKR or TKR or any other franchise they would have. " It's been 10 good years through thick and thin and KKR has been a loyal franchise and I look forward to playing at Eden Gardens again next year, "Sunil Narine said in an official KKR release.
Meanwhile, all-rounder Andre Russell also thanked KKR for all of their "love and support" and said he wants to be part of the franchise in all of the leagues they play around the world.
“I've been a Knight Rider player for the past eight seasons and it's amazing that they keep showing me so much love. My journey with KKR continues and I appreciate the trust, support and trust you have placed in me over the years. Said André Russell.
“I also like the direction they are going, it's not just IPL in India, they are spreading their wings and I am happy and excited to be spreading my wings with them too. I look forward to being a part of all of the franchises they have around the world, no matter what league they are in, I will love to have this logo in my heart, "he added.
In terms of retention, Venky Mysore MD and CEO of KKR said: "We're very excited to be keeping Sunil, Andre, Varun and Venkatesh, they are really special and will form a good core for us to look back on in the next few years build three seasons. "
"I would like to thank the entire team that was part of the KKR journey in 2021. It was an amazing collaborative effort to create a comeback that is unique in the history of IPL. We hope that it will lay the foundation for better performance in the future, "he added.