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As KL Rahul joined Lucknow Supergiants as their new skipper ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Monday (February 28) named Mayank Agarwal as the new captain. Agarwal, who is one of Rahuls closest friends, has been one of the most consistent performers for PBKS with the bat. Mayank has been an integral part of Punjab Kings since 2018 and has also served as the squad’s vice-captain and also briefly captained the team last season.
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Mayank, who was one of the two players retained ahead of the mega auction along with pacer Arshdeep Singh, said he was excited on being given the responsibility to lead the franchise.
"I have been at Punjab Kings since 2018 and I take a lot of pride in representing this fantastic unit. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the team. I take over this responsibility with utmost sincerity, but at the same time, I believe my job would be made easier with the talent we have at the Punjab Kings squad this season. We have some vastly experienced players in our ranks, along with many talented youngsters who are keen to grab the opportunity and run with it. We have always taken to the field hoping to win the title and as a team we will once again work towards this goal of lifting our maiden IPL trophy. I thank the team management for entrusting me with this new role of leading the side. I look forward to the new season and the new challenges it brings with it,”
In the mega auction, Punjab Kings bought the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, and Kagiso Rabada.
“Mayank has been an integral part of the side since 2018 and of the leadership group for the last two years. The new squad we selected at the recently concluded auction has exciting young talent and outstanding experienced players. We want to create a strong foundation for the future with Mayank at the helm. He is hardworking, enthusiastic, a team player with all the attributes required of a leader. I look forward to working with him as captain and believe that he will lead this team to a successful campaign.”