KL Rahul, the captain of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) franchise will be eager to take his team into the playoffs and perhaps also win the upcoming IPL 2021 edition. Last year, they failed to qualify for the playoffs by a whisker due to net run-rate issues.
They also had some issues with the squad as some of the foreign players not performing up to the mark. Therefore, they rectified their follies in the IPL 2021 auction, by bidding on players who would plug in the shortcomings in their squad.
They went hard for some players spending big on Australia pacers Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith, while also paid a decent sum for Moises Henriques, the experienced all-rounder. They included the no.1 ranked T20I batsman Dawid Malan in the team as well.
Just Because You’re The Captain, It Doesn’t Mean You Run The Show: Moises Henriques
Moises Henriques might prove to be a brilliant choice of pick in the IPL 2021 auction given his experience of captaining sides in Australia, including the BBL winning team Sydney Sixers. He explained that he will be ready to help out KL Rahul however he could.
“Just because you’re the captain, it doesn’t mean you run the show. I had 10 other very good players, very good leaders out there helping me. And now I’ll be trying to do the same for KL (Rahul), whether it be while playing or watching the game. It is about trying to make the team get better from wherever I may be,” Henriques told the Punjab Kings website.
He further highlighted the importance of good fielding and how a brilliant moment on the field may change the fortunes of teams.
“I think fielding is a huge part of the game that doesn’t get the praise and the acknowledgment it deserves. A lot of the best teams I’ve played with have had really good fielding setups,” Henriques said.
“If you can constantly save 5-10 runs in the field whilst the other teams are probably losing a few runs on the field every time. If you take that half catch or the odd run-out chance, you do it multiple times in a season and it will probably get you two or three extra wins through the course of a season,” explained the 34-year-old.
Mises Henriques, who is the first international cricketer to be born in Portugal, will be seen in action when Punjab Kings take on Rajasthan Royals in their first outing of IPL 2021 on April 12.