IPL 2022: IPl Auction held on February 12 and 13, the Punjab Kings franchise made full use of the remaining money in their purse. Punjab had retained only 2 players in the form of Mayank Agrawal and Arshdeep Singh before the auction. After which he has included many big star players in his team during the auction. And now he has also completed preparations to make the new captain of the team.
Punjab Kings captaincy can be handed over to Shikhar Dhawan
In addition to Team India’s star bat Shikhar Dhawan, during the auction, Punjab Kings included veteran players like Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, and Kagiso Rabada in their team. being successful. If reports are to be believed, Punjab Kings has decided to make veteran Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan, popularly known as Gabbar, as the captain of the team. And, he will also make an official announcement soon. After the departure of captain KL Rahul, who was captaining the team in the last two seasons, the team was diligently looking for the option of captaincy during the auction.
In such a situation, Gabbar’s experience can be of great use to him. After his release from Delhi, Punjab (Punjab Kings) spent a huge cost of 8.25 crores to include Dhawan in their team. Now if we talk about the captaincy record of Dhawan, then he left a different impression while captaining Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. Shikhar Dhawan also made a lot of noise with his bat in IPL 2021. Recently, in the ODI series played with South Africa, he also indicated that he was in his form.
KL Rahul refused to be retained
Earlier, KL Rahul, who was responsible for the captaincy of the team in the last 2 seasons of IPL, had refused to be retained and decided to enter the auction. After which the new IPL team Lucknow Super Giants has entrusted him with the responsibility of captaining his team by including him at a huge cost of 17 crores. Last two years under the captaincy of Rahul, the performance of Punjab Kings has been quite mediocre.
In the last two years, in the points table, Punjab remained at the sixth position among the eight teams. In the 14 matches played in the league, he was able to win only in 6 matches. He had to face defeat in the remaining 8 matches. In such a situation, the fan of Punjab will expect a better return from his team.
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