Punjab Kings retained players – The most unsuccessful franchise in the history of IPL, PBKS have qualified for IPL final only once since the inception of IPL and haven’t won a trophy to date.
They have gone from bad to worse in the last 3 years of IPL where they couldn’t qualify for playoffs even once. Their problem is their pathetic management who make blunder after blunder and the worst part is they refuse to learn from their mistakes.
KL Rahul is the best Indian player in the shortest format of the game. His numbers speak for himself and his ability to handle any type of bowler makes him a freak. Though he was amongst the runs in the last 3 years, one has to admit that his natural game has been forced to tone down which hasn’t gone well with the Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul.
KL Rahul has dismal captaincy records and it can be seen that the off field decisions have been largely influenced by Anil Kumble, the coach. Looking at how things have gone so far, KL Rahul asked the franchise to not retain him and the franchise has obliged to it.
Mayank Agarwal has been retained as the number 1 player by Punjab Kings for 12 crore rupees and he has upped his game to a massive extent in the last 2 years for Punjab Kings. His T20 game has been elite and in all likelihood, he will be given the captaincy duty as well in IPL 2022.
The second player retained by Punjab Kings is the left arm seamer from Punjab in Arshdeep Singh for 4 crore rupees. Punjab have 74 crores left going into mega auction.
It is a known fact that two new teams are added to IPL 2022 and it will be a 10 team competition starting from IPL 2022. The new teams will have to build their teams from scratch and with no star power, their brands will take a beating amongst audience. They would most definitely need someone as big as KL Rahul to build their team who is not only a world class player but also has the face value. It is learnt that the Ahemdabad based franchise will rope in KL Rahul for a massive amount using draft method.
One can follow the live updates of IPL 2022 retentions in Star sports 1 and Hotstar from 9.30 PM IST.