One of three of the original eight teams, still deprived of a title, Kings XI Punjab is on track to renew for the new season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). If we are to believe the reports, the Punjab-based team will change their name and logo ahead of the auction for the 2021 IPL. Kings XI Punjab will henceforth be called Punjab Kings.
The franchise, which is owned by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, and co-owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul, is reportedly welcoming the new season of the IPL by revealing a new name on the eve of the IPL auction, February. 17 in a reportedly big launch.
The KL Rahul guided silk, who had to win six out of seven matches going into the second half of the IPL 2020, had an average season as although they went on to win five matches in the trot, their indifferent start of losing 6 out of 7 matches had them in a precarious position, from which they were unable to recover even after 14 games. KXIP has released 9 players from their team ahead of the auction next week.
Kings XI Punjab, however, will not be the first team to change their name or change their logo as parties like Deccan Chargers have changed their logo and jersey after the first season, Kolkata Knight Riders have also changed their logo, Royal Challengers Bangalore changed their logo twice, as the Delhi team became the Capitals from Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiants removed a ‘s’ from their names and played as Supergiant in the 2017 season, after a disappointing campaign in 2016.
As speculation surfaced around the Punjab team’s possible name change next week, users on social media began coming up with hilarious names. Some users gave names related to the ongoing peasant protest in the national capital, while a few suggested options with the team owner’s name Preity Zinta in them.
Here are some of the hilarious responses:
Punjabi daba logo https://t.co/vxegv3TmF5
– (@madanreddy_) February 10, 2021
Punjab owner’s team is Preity
– Chinese. (@DenofRohit) February 10, 2021
P. Z Warriors https://t.co/LsSDlmPPOi
– Yüvraj (@SRkian_Avenger) February 10, 2021
Royal Challengers Punjab https://t.co/eAwS0YNglH
– “ ~ _Saksham_ ~ ” (@Its_SakshamR) February 10, 2021
Punjab pink panthers https://t.co/FDypBwwlcW
– Manyu (@_Man_You) February 10, 2021
– Anand Abhirup // (@ AnandHR_Odia) February 10, 2021
Kisaans XI rakh lo https://t.co/rX2x229N5W
– SIR Abey Kuruwila (@kuruwila) February 10, 2021
– Virrawt (@MS_Dhohi) February 10, 2021
Officially name as * Chings XI * https://t.co/Eyrc7szUhj
– छावा | Finance Jivi (@ spartan2point0) February 10, 2021
I suggest ‘Preity Ke Parwane’ https://t.co/RlwPfapl1r
– Vipul Goyal (@HumorouslyVipul) February 10, 2021
– #GillOP (@ knight_riderr7) February 10, 2021
Kisan XI Punjab
– Asjad (@TheNameIsAsjad) February 10, 2021