“Butit’sguyslikeShamiwho,forme,aresoimportanttothisoutfitbecausetheyareoftenlookeduptoandrespectedinveryhighregard,especiallyinIndiancricketingcircles.

“Iftheyaresettinghighstandards,thenyoungplayers,it’seasierforthemtofollow.Soit’sgreattoseeShamispeedtotheball,greattechniqueandjustshowingtheyoungerguysthathe’sstillgotsomethingleftinthetank,”headded.

ThisseasonwillbeRhodes’firststintwiththeKingsXIPunjab.HeismakingareturntotheIPLafterhavingspenttwoseasonsawayposthisstintwiththeMumbaiIndians.

KingsXIPunjabwillbeledbyKLRahulintheupcomingseasonslatedtostartfromSeptember19intheUAE.