3 Players Punjab Kings should have retained instead of the current retentions

3 Players Punjab Kings should have retained instead of the current retentions

Punjab Kings only retained Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh ahead of mega auctions.

Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Punjab Kings had been one of the most underperforming teams in the history of the Indian Premier League. They have had some great individual performers but they have historically failed to perform as a team. They have played the IPL final once in 2014 where they got defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders despite a hundred from Wriddhiman Saha.

They have been constantly changing their players every year. The successful IPL franchises like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians believe in their core and get their players into a good space and try to make the most out of them. Punjab Kings have failed in the management of their players.

The likes of Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, and David Miller were the stand-out performers for PBKS in previous seasons but they got released by the franchise. KL Rahul was exceptional in the seasons he represented PBKS but he opted to part his ways with the franchise. They have retained Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh ahead of the mega auction 2022 and they missed some players who could be the assets for the franchise.

We will talk about 3 such Players who deserved to be retained by PBKS

1. KL Rahul

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

KL Rahul has been the highest runs scorer in IPL in the last five years. In the first game for PBKS, KL Rahul scored the fastest ever fifty in the history of IPL, and also in the last game that he played he scored an flamboyant 98 against CSK which was one of the best knocks in IPL 2021. He even impressed everyone with his leadership skills when he was handed over the captaincy of the team.

So far, he has played 94 IPL games in which he has 3273 runs at a superb average of 47.43. He has scored two hundreds for the franchise. He was the Orange Cap holder in IPL 2020. His performances have been spectacular in international cricket too and his technique is being praised since the start of his career.

In most of the games, he hadn’t gotten support from his teammates. He did everything for the franchise, he kept wickets, took some blinders while fielding, and captained the team as well. There is no doubt that he will be one of the most expensive players in the mega auction. With two new teams coming, let’s see which team’s jersey he will wear in IPL 2022.