After Chennai Super Kings (CSK) shared funny gender-swap pictures of their squad, Kings XI Punjab joined the bandwagon on Friday with a hilarious post on Twitter. KXIP shared gender-swap images of their star players like KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, James Franklin and Mohammed Shami, among others.
The trend of turning male cricketers into their female version has caught the attention of many on social media. Cricketers and IPL franchises have been quite active online in the current downtime due to the coronavirus pandemic and have been having fun at each other’s expense.
On Friday, KXIP shared a post with fans on Twitter and asked them to guess the players. “Punjab di Patolas. How many Princess can you guess?”, the Mohali-based franchise wrote, posting the pictures after applying FaceApp filters.
Punjab di Patolas 🤩
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) June 26, 2020
The gender-swapping trend had already reached the social media sensation of the Indian cricket team Yuzvendra Chahal. Last week, Chahal had shared a picture of opening batsman Rohit Sharma and called him cute.
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) June 18, 2020
Well, all cricketing action has been suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic with cricketers confined to be at their homes like the rest of the people. However, with live football resuming in countries like Germany, England and Italy, cricket is also expected to return soon as the BCCI remains keen on hosting the 13th season of the IPL later this year.
While BCCI is looking to host the tournament in India with matches likely to be played behind closed doors, the board might also look at staging the tournament overseas with countries like Sri Lanka and UAE expressing their interest in staging the cash-rich tournament.
A decision on the fate of IPL will be taken after ICC’s final decision regarding the future of the T20 World Cup in Australia this year, which is expected to be postponed.