India’s one of the very talented cricketers and opener Mayank Agarwal hits the headlines again as a captain now. Yes, as per the latest reports, Agarwal is the captain of the Punjab Kings. The team is ready for the upcoming Indian Premier League under Mayank Agarwal’s guidance. The very famous 31-year-old is from Bengaluru. He is one of the three players who were chosen for leading the Punjab Kings. He along with young pacer Arshdeep Singh and left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar are surely the shining stars of the team.
“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,” Agarwal stated in a press release which was by the franchise. He later added, “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.” The cricketer is surely one of the main players in the Punjab Kings since 2018. He was able to serve as the vice captain of the team. Also he was leading the team for a brief moment last season.
He was seen saying, “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. He later stated, “I look forward to the new season and the new challenges it brings with it.”
Punjab Kings head coach statement:
Agarwal started playing in the IPL firstly in 2011. He got more than 400 runs as seen in the previous two seasons. Agarwal also scored 1429 runs in the 19 tests. It includes four hundreds, and five ODIs for the team of our country. The head coach of the Punjab Kings, 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.
“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. He further added, “I look forward to working with him as captain and believe that he will lead this team to a successful campaign”. In the league, the team has been perennial underachievers. Well, they were able to reach the finals of the IPL only once back in 2014. In the last three editions Punjab Kings were able to offer 6 out of 8 teams. The franchise went into the recent IPL mega auction. Well, all the high purse and some skilled players are hoping to claim their maiden title.