There are a number of rising stars in West Indian cricket, and the Hero CPL has seized the opportunity to get up close and personal with the newest member of the Trinbago Knight Riders franchise; Khary Pierre.
The modern game of cricket has evolved over the last two decades. Players can no longer be one dimensional, and Pierre has more than one aspect to his game. He is a left arm orthodox bowler and useful lower order batsmen – and he just loves to field.
“I really like to field and that is a big part of my game. Saving runs in the field and taking spectacular catches are a big part of who I am,” Pierre told Hero CPL.
His exploits in the middle with the bat, ball and fielding are already drawing comparisons to the Indian left handed all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. “My main goal in the Hero CPL is to go out there and bowl and give the team a good start with my bowling.”
“It is always a pleasure to represent your country but in this case a franchise that is based in your country is also a really great accomplishment for me. I am just really happy to be a part of the Trinbago Knight Riders Franchise.”
KP, as he is called by his friends, stated that family means everything to him and his mother has had the biggest impact on his life even though he hasn’t seen here in more than two decades after she moved overseas to help provide for her family.
“I have not seen my mother for twenty-one years, she went away to make a betterment for herself and our family. When I go out there to play the game, I always try to make her proud because I haven’t seen her for so long. It did not happen the way it should have happened but you know she is my strong hold and motivates me to go out there and perform.”
With that determined look in his eyes Pierre told us that failure is not an option. He stated that his success is driven by being the breadwinner in the family.
“I know I have to go out there and try and do what I need to do to provide for my family, so that motivates me to get up every morning and go out there and perform and do what I have to do to be a provider.”
Pierre is hugely proud of his country and is thrilled about showcasing it at this year’s Hero CPL. He believes “that the diversity and Carnival like atmosphere is what makes Trinidad and Tobago so special. When you come to ground here it is always like a carnival atmosphere.”
“Come out and support the team it is a really good team and a balance team. It is just about the fans getting behind us and we will try and do all the work to make them proud as well.”