Kings XI Punjab Cricket Team Launches Bathroom and Kitchen Products in Kolkata

By Jyoti Prakash Mandal
jpmandal@washingtonbanglaradio.com

Nitin Aggarwal with the cricketers
Nitin Aggarwal with the cricketers

Kolkata, May 22 (Washington Bangla Radio): Indian Premiere League is going on which is considered as one of the biggest sports shows in India and has huge numbers of crazy viewers. Kolkata is the home ground for Shah Rukh Khan owned IPL franchisee bearing the fancy name of Knight Riders which won the title last year. But one of the visiting teams won the heart of Kolkata. It was none other than Kings XI Punjab captained by Australian Cricket star Adam Gilchrist, who is considered the greatest wicketkeeper-batsman of all time.

In a glamorous evening at ITC Sonar Bangla Hotel in Kolkata, the whole team of Kings XI Punjab assembled for a product launch program by Prayag, one of the leading manufacturers of bathroom and kitchen fittings.

The Company is also the official team partner for the second consecutive year.

Besides celebrated cricketers of the team like Adam Gilchrist, David Hussey and ex-cricketer Darren Lehman who is coach of the team now, young guns like Manpreet Gony, Sandeep Sharma and Manan Vohra also sparkled at the event. Nitin Aggarwal - CEO of Prayag and V.K. Aggarwal – Managing Director of Prayag also graced the occasion which saw the launch of “7000 series” of faucets and showers from the company.

darren Lehman, David Hussey, Shaun Marsh, Adam Gilchrist, Vohra and Manpreet Goni
Darren Lehman, David Hussey, Shaun Marsh, Adam Gilchrist, Vohra and Manpreet Goni

On the occasion, Nitin Aggarwal, said “Our association with Kings XI Punjab, gives us privilege to yet again utilize the same fervor and enthusiasm that the team guided by the ambitious captain Adam Gilchrist and talented players like David Hussey, Piyush Chawla, Shaun Marsh is quite popular with the Indian audience taking the brand higher with great credibility and reliability.”

Though Prayag launched its range of H20 series with Kings XI Punjab at Delhi in the previous year, but this year Prayag choose Kolkata for its launch as West Bengal and neighboring Orissa, Assam, Jharkhand and Bihar have been very instrumental for Prayag’s success.

Team Kings XI Punjab
Team Kings XI Punjab

WBRi caught up with Australian cricketer David Hussey at the event who had Kolkata as his home ground during his two years stint with Kolkata Knight Riders. One being asked about what his most cherished memory during his stay in the City of Joy, he said that he will always remember his visit to Mother Teresa’s Mission.

The launching of the product Nitin Agarwal with David Hussey and Aaam Gilchrist
The launching of the product: Nitin Agarwal with David Hussey and Adam Gilchrist

All the cricketers also spoke highly of Eden Gardens, the historic cricket ground of Kolkata. They all agreed in one word that playing at the ground gives a long lasting expression and the experience is always unique.