Punjab Kings speedster Ishan Porel is optimistic about getting a chance to showcase his talent at the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Punjab-based franchise didn’t give even a single chance to Porel despite the team’s pace attack looking quite ordinary.
The 22-year old warmed the bench during IPL 2020 but might get a chance in the upcoming edition. The Bengal pacer performed well during the recently-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy where he clinched 13 wickets for his side in just five games. Meanwhile, the young gun reckoned that he wants to take the wicket of none other than Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli in IPL 2021.
“Virat Kohli,” Ishan told Hindustan Times when asked about his dream wicket in IPL 2021. “On a funnier side, I got KL bhai out in a Ranji Trophy match so I’ve ticked that box. And obviously, Rohit Sharma is great off fast bowling. He can hit those good-length balls with ease. Obviously, picking those wickets would be a dream-come-true for me because I’ve seen them win matches for India while growing up. But yes, I would like to take the wicket of Virat Kohli because he is the No. 1 batsman in all three formats.
‘My goal would be to help the team win the trophy’: Porel
Ishan Porel mentioned that he’s ready to take the responsibility this year and would give his 120 per cent in the 14th edition of IPL. Porel also said that he aims to help the franchise win the trophy.
“Any player wishes to contribute 100 per cent for the team at any given situation. Obviously, the execution part comes in the way when a side is under pressure. Hopefully, this year we will do better in that regard and if I am given the chance, I will look to take that responsibility.
“My goal would be to give my 120 per cent and help the team win the trophy. Irrespective of bowling in death overs or in the Powerplay, I just love to bowl. Hopefully, we’ll do well this season,” said the 22-year-old.