Indian elite Mayank Agarwal has been appointed the new captain of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Agarwal replaces his Karnataka teammate KL Rahul at the helm after the latter moved to the Lucknow Super Giants to become a skipper. There.
Agarwal beat Shikhar Dhawan’s favorites to become PBKS leader. He is one of the two actors to be retained by PBKS for Rs 12 crore apart from Arshdeep Singh.
“Mayank has been an integral part of the team since 2018 and of the board of directors for the last two years. The newly selected team in the recently completed auction has some talented young talent and challenging artists. We want to create a strong foundation for the future with Mayank at the Helm. He is a hard-working, passionate, team player with all the qualities needed for a manager. I look forward to working with him as a leader and believe he will lead this team to a successful campaign, ”PBKS coach Anil Kumble said of his decision to meet Mayank Agarwal.
– The Kings of Punjab (@PunjabKingsIPL) March 28, 2022
In IPL 2021, Agarwal scored 441 goals in 12 matches including 4 half-century with a top score of 99 unbeaten. In total, Agarwal has scored 2131 games in 100 IPL games to date with a strike rate of 135.47 with the 1st and 11th centuries.
“I have been in the Punjab Kings since 2018 and I am very proud to represent this fantastic team. I am happy that I was given the opportunity to lead the team. I take this responsibility seriously, but at the same time, I believe my job will be easier with the talent we have in the Punjab Kings team this season. We have some very experienced actors in our positions, with a lot of talented young people who are eager to take a life and work with it. We have always been to the field hoping to win the title and as a team we will be working again to this venue of our virgin IPL competition. I thank the team management for taking me on with this new role of team leader. I look forward to the new season and the new challenges it brings with it, ”Agarwal said.