IPL 2021: South Africa’s Aiden Makram excited to join Punjab Kings ahead of IPL 2021 phase 2 – Check Video – South Africa’s star all-rounder Aiden Makram is all set to make his IPL debut for Punjab Kings in the IPL 2021 phase 2. Makram is already in UAE and will join the PBKS squad after serving two days quarantine period.
Punjab King’s official Twitter handle posted a video of Makram with caption, “A bit of Protea fire is what we need right now! Here’s@AidzMarkram with a message for everyone #SaddaPunjab #IPL2021 #PunjabKings.”
A bit of Protea fire is what we need right now! 🔥
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) September 15, 2021
IPL 2021: Makram was signed by Punjab as a replacement for Dawid Malan, who opted out of the IPL 2021 phase 2 days ahead of the competition to spend some time with his family.
“Hi, guys. Aiden Makram here. I just wanted to mention how excited I am and grateful I am to be joining the Punjab Kings for the remainder of this year’s IPL, something I’m really looking forward to. And, like I mentioned, I am grateful for the opportunities. I am forward to meeting up with the guys in Dubai in a couple of days time,” Makram said in the video.
IPL 2021: Makram has played 15 T20Is for South Africa in which he scored 426 runs at a brilliant strike rate of 147 and an average of 35.50. He has scored four fifties for Proteas in the shortest format of the game.
Punjab Kings will look to use Makram’s all-around skills to good effect in the IPL 2021 phase 2 at UAE where spinners are likely to play a big role.
Punjab Kings Squad: KL Rahul (Captain), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Dawid Malan, Pratyush Singh, Jalaj Saxena, Nathan Ellis, Adil Rashid