Punjab Kings captain Rahul did wonders in batting, but the team could not support him. (Photo: IPL/BCCI)
IPL 2021 is about to end and from now on, discussions have started regarding the next season. The biggest reason for discussions is the mega auction to be held next year. Before the 2022 IPL season, once again all the franchises will have to form new teams and for this almost all the players will be bidding. In such a situation, changes are certain in the teams of many big players and according to the initial news that is coming, the captain of one of the current teams has made up his mind to leave the franchise. This player is none other than the captain of Punjab Kings and the highest run-scorer in this season, KL Rahul. According to reports, Rahul has made up his mind to end the relationship with Punjab Kings.
Cricket website cricbuzz According to the report, Rahul is ready to move to the new franchise next year. Talks are going on between the Indian opener and his franchise to part ways with mutual consent before the next season. Not only this, Rahul has already been approached by many franchises, who are keen to include this stalwart batsman and potential captain in their team. However, no confirmation could be made from either Rahul or Punjab Kings in this matter.
Rahul’s bat shines in this season too
Rahul has scored the most runs in this season so far. Rahul, who won the Orange Cap last season, once again rained runs and as well as captaining Punjab, he also rocked with the bat. Rahul has scored the highest 626 runs in 13 innings at a strike rate of 138 and is once again a strong contender for the Orange Cap. However, under his captaincy, the team once again failed to qualify for the playoffs.
KL Rahul with Punjab since 2018
Rahul was associated with Punjab Kings in 2018 and since then he has emerged as the leading batsman of the team. In 4 consecutive seasons from 2018 to 2021, Rahul has scored only 600 or more runs. In 2020, he scored the highest 670 runs in 14 innings, which is his highest score in a season. In 2020 itself, Rahul was given the captaincy of Punjab, but despite consistently scoring runs with the bat, he consistently failed on the captaincy front. In the last season too, his team finished sixth with 12 points and in this season also remained in sixth place with 12 points.
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