I will play anywhere in the world where KKR has a team, says Narine
West Indian T20 star off-spinner Sunil Narine said Kolkata Knight Riders is like a ‘family’ to him and he would be willing to play for any team in the world that is owned by the franchise.
Sunil Narine, who turned 32 on Tuesday, has been playing for KKR since 2012. He has represented the Trinbago Knight Riders, a Carribean Premier League team owned by KKR’s parent shareholder.
“Any tournament around the globe where Knight Riders have a team, I’d wanna be a part of it. It’s not about the money or the friendships, it’s like a family to me,”
Narine said on the Twitter handle of KKR.
“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 playing in IPL is the closest to playing at home for him than playing in any other tournaments.
“The closest thing to feeling at home playing in the CPL is the IPL. I am missing the excitement of the IPL, the fans, the loved ones watching you perform,” he said.
Sunil Narine has been one of the poster boy of Windies T20 cricket. He is seen playing in almost every domestic and Franchise based tournament around the world. His unplayable spin turned him one of the most wanted players in the shortest format tournaments. Not only his spin, he has become one of the trump card for the team having batting at one down and playing explosive innings which gear up the scoreboard like a power nitro.