IPL 2020: Kevin Pietersen says he loves IPL, as India has given him a lot

First Published 18, Sep 2020, 8:44 PM

Cricket veteran Kevin Pietersen expresses his journey in India since 2002. He had also played IPL with a couple of franchises. With Delhi Daredevils (DD) as his first franchise, he still is hopeful that the re-branded Delhi Capitals (DC) will lift the IPL 2020 trophy.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Former England captain, Kevin Pietersen reiterates how this edition of the-IPL could be different owing to the raging pandemic. The former is quite famous in the cricketing fraternity and is currently a part of the commentary panel for IPL 2020, which is set to start on September 19, in the UAE.</p>

Former England captain, Kevin Pietersen reiterates how this edition of the-IPL could be different owing to the raging pandemic. The former is quite famous in the cricketing fraternity and is currently a part of the commentary panel for IPL 2020, which is set to start on September 19, in the UAE.

<p style="text-align: justify;">"It's going to be different for sure. No fans, nothing. Everybody is in a bubble, and the team that copes with its bubble life the best is the team that's going to win. This is a new territory for everyone," Pietersen told IANS.</p>

"It's going to be different for sure. No fans, nothing. Everybody is in a bubble, and the team that copes with its bubble life the best is the team that's going to win. This is a new territory for everyone," Pietersen told IANS.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Pietersen recalls his IPL days, where he has played with franchises like Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and later with Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS).</p>

Pietersen recalls his IPL days, where he has played with franchises like Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and later with Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS).

<p style="text-align: justify;">The former, however, is hopeful of Delhi lifting the trophy this time.</p>

The former, however, is hopeful of Delhi lifting the trophy this time.

<p style="text-align: justify;">"I can't predict anything as of now, but, my heart really wants Delhi Capitals to win, because I love the team. However, I can't predict right now. It's totally a new and different season for everybody. So, I have to closely observe the teams for the first two weeks, and only then will I be able to put my professional brain on," Pietersen said, adding: "I love young players. I love exciting players. I love all sorts of players. I love players who take risks."</p>

"I can't predict anything as of now, but, my heart really wants Delhi Capitals to win, because I love the team. However, I can't predict right now. It's totally a new and different season for everybody. So, I have to closely observe the teams for the first two weeks, and only then will I be able to put my professional brain on," Pietersen said, adding: "I love young players. I love exciting players. I love all sorts of players. I love players who take risks."

<p style="text-align: justify;">Revisiting his cricketing days, he expresses his gratitude to India and says that he has that has cherished everything ever since his first visit in 2002. "I love the IPL. I love what India has given to me. I love everything about the journey that I have had since 2002 -- the first time I came to India. I am so lucky that I got to experience Indian culture, friendships. I have been benefited financially, I have been benefited emotionally in India. I owe a lot to India," he said, while promoting Nationalpromoting the National Geographic's documentary, "Save This Rhino", which he called his "greatest gift to India".</p>

Revisiting his cricketing days, he expresses his gratitude to India and says that he has that has cherished everything ever since his first visit in 2002. "I love the IPL. I love what India has given to me. I love everything about the journey that I have had since 2002 -- the first time I came to India. I am so lucky that I got to experience Indian culture, friendships. I have been benefited financially, I have been benefited emotionally in India. I owe a lot to India," he said, while promoting Nationalpromoting the National Geographic's documentary, "Save This Rhino", which he called his "greatest gift to India".

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