Sheldon Cottrell excited to play under KL Rahul’s captaincy for Kings XI Punjab

West Indies left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell has said that he is keenly looking forward to playing under the captaincy of KL Rahul in Kings XI Punjab.

Cottrell is famous for his unique celebration style after dismissing any batsman, Sheldon Cottrell who will be playing IPL for the first time said KL Rahul is a Phenomenal Player and he will enjoy playing under his leadership.

During the IPL 2020 auction in December last year, Kings XI Punjab bought Cottrell for a whopping Rs. 8.5 crores. And he will now feature alongside his countrymen Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran in the squad.

IPL 2020 is scheduled to get underway in UAE from Sept,19 – Nov 10 across three venues i.e., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Sharjah.

“I am very much excited about playing in the IPL. I just cannot wait to be with the Kings XI family. I am looking forward to playing under the captaincy of KL Rahul, he is a wonderful guy. I would be playing alongside Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran as well. I am going to give my 120 per cent all the time,” Cottrell told ANI.

“The first time I spoke with KL Rahul was when India last toured the Caribbean, we talked briefly, he is a phenomenal cricketer, he is so cool and calm. I am looking forward to trading information with him, I would look to pick his brains as he has played a lot more cricket than I have. I am really excited to play under his leadership and to see what leadership qualities he brings to the table,” He added.

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Cottrell’s outstanding performance in 2019 World Cup helped him getting landed in Kings XI Punjab. In World cup, he took 12 wickets at an average of 8.25.

When asked on taking a knee in the game to support the Black Lives Matter Campaign he said, “Yeah, most definitely, I would be taking the knee if it comes down to it, I am all in for Black Lives Matter movement, I am against racism, if it comes down to it, I would be taking the knee to show my support with the movement.”

On sharing a dressing room with Indian Pacer Mohammad Shami he said, “Mohammed Shami has been playing IPL since the very start, he has to possess something special and with me as a professional athlete, I always want to pick the brains of top players, I am a student of the game and I am still learning, so I will continue learning from him as well.”