Mayank Agarwal Appointed As Punjab Kings Captain
Punjab Kings has finally announced their new skipper for this season — They have named the 31- year top-order batsmen Mayank Agarwal as the new captain. He has been associated with the franchise since 2018 and he is all set to take over the captaincy role from KL Rahul who has been moved to Lucknow Super Giants ahead of IPL 2022.
Punjab Kings Head coach Mr. Anil Kumble said — “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.”
He has also added — “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.”
Mayank Agarwal has made his debut in 2011 and since then he has played 100 IPL games. Now he has been officially been appointed as the new captain of a franchise for the first time.
Mayank was excited after the announcement from the franchise and speaking of the promotion, he said — “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.”
He has further added — “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.”