Before IPL 2022, Punjab Kings used their remaining money fiercely in the auction held on February 12 and 13. Punjab had retained only 2 players in the form of Mayank Agrawal and Arshdeep Singh before the auction. After which he has added many big star players during the auction. And, now he has also considered the name of his captain.
Shikhar Dhawan will be handed over the captaincy
Punjab has included veteran players like Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone and Kagiso Rabada in their team. 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. They can also make an official announcement soon. After the departure of the captain of the last two seasons, KL Rahul, the team was desperately looking for an alternative to the captaincy.
In such a situation, Gabar’s experience can be of great use to him. After being released from Delhi, Dhawan has been linked by Punjab to a river price of 8.25 crores. He left a different mark while captaining Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shikhar Dhawan made a lot of noise with his bat in IPL 2021.
KL Rahul had taken the decision not to be retained
Earlier, KL Rahul, who was captaining the team in the last two seasons, had decided to go for the auction instead of being retained. After which he was appointed the captain of his team by the new IPL team Lucknow Super Giants by paying a huge price of 17 crores. Under the captaincy of Rahul, Punjab could not perform well in the last 2 years.
Both the years the team finished sixth among eight teams. He could win only 6 out of 14 matches played in the league. He had to face defeat in the remaining 8 matches. In such a situation, Punjab will look towards a better comeback this time.