We are eager to bring more success: Abhinav

Aparajith believes his young side will deliver in TNPL this year.

Exuding confidence: Abhinav Mukund, left, and B. Aparajith are confident of their sides doing well in the latest edition of TNPL set to commence next month.   -  RAYAN ROZARIO

After dazzling under the lights for Albert Tuti Patriots for two seasons, India cricketer Abhinav Mukund wants to create a similar magic for his new team, Lyca Kovai Kings, in the third edition of the India Cements Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) scheduled to begin next month.

Lyca Kovai Kings has been a team that has failed to go the full distance. “I like to change that. It will be a big statement if I say we will win the tournament because there are other good teams. So, it is essential for us to get together as a team and understand each other very quickly. The faster the better for us on the field.”

Balanced

He feels the team is quite balanced. “There are good bunch of youngsters and a couple of them are knocking the doors of the State and, a few of them are serious contenders too. But it’s a new season for us and we are all eager to work and bring more success.”

B. Aparajith has been a consistent performer for VB Thiruvallur Veerans (now VB Kanchi Veerans) and is confident of his team doing well.

The youngster has not got to play a single match in the IPL over the past few years but he wants to put that behind and move on. “My motivation levels have never come down. Some things have gone in my favour, and some have not but my aim is to continue performing.

Full of energy

He says his team is a young side. “All of them are below 23, and it’s going to add a lot of energy. For some teams, the experienced stars are their strength but for us it is the youngsters, who are willing to give their best shot.”

“I have told it’s going to be tough and a lot of hard work has to bee done but I believe they will stand up and deliver,” he adds.

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