IPL 2021: Punjab Kings presents Ravi Bishnoi & Moises Henriques as ‘Judwaa’, imbibes Punjabi spirit in style

Punjab Kings launch SaddaPunjab segment, tweet Ravi Bishnoi and Moises Henriques as lookalikes in a Bollywood movie poster ahead of IPL 2021
Punjab Kings launch SaddaPunjab segment, tweet Ravi Bishnoi and Moises Henriques as lookalikes in a Bollywood movie poster ahead of IPL 2021

IPL 2021 – Punjab Kings Judwaa Ravi Bishnoi & Moises Henriques: KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings and their promoters are going all out to increase and create loyal fan-base for the team. First they changed the name of the franchise from KingsXI Punjab to Punjab Kings in order to resonate with the Punjabi fan-base and now it is the turn of their players to imbibe Punjabi spirit and connect with the audiences.

IPL 2021 – Punjab Kings ‘Judwaa’ – Ravi Bishnoi & Moises Henriques: The team from Punjab have begun a fun new segment called SaddaPunjab to engage a broader audience ahead of IPL 2021 with Ravi Bishnoi and Moises Henriques featuring as lookalikes in a poster for a popular Bollywood movie named “Judwaa”.

In a tweet, PBKS shared the poster with a tagline that said “Kings Edition, starring Moises and Ravi, coming to a stadium near you on 12th April”.


Punjab’s players including opener Mayank Agarwal have begun assembling in Mumbai for a preparatory camp ahead of their first match against Rajasthan Royals on April 12 at the Wankhede Stadium. It will also be their first match after the franchise changed its name from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings.

 

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The rebranding, which co-owner Preity Zinta said long-awaited, was to capture the spirit of Punjab. Since IPL 2018, PBKS have been involved in a lot of social media activities, trying to portray the essence of Punjab. In a photo that was shared on its social media handles, Chris Gayle was seen wearing a turban, a symbol of the Sikh religion.

While both Zinta and the players including former star Glenn Maxwell have been popular in Punjab, their lacklustre performance on the field hasn’t done any favours. The change of name was met with criticism and trolling on social media platforms.

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However, with skipper KL Rahul back in form and some exciting new recruitments in Dawid Malan, Riley Meredith, Shahrukh Khan and Jhye Richardson, the Kings are hoping to bounce back from a sixth0place finish last season.

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Punjab Kings quad for IPL 2021: KL Rahul (captain), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ishan Porel, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar