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“He Appeared Suffocated…”: Harbhajan Singh Picks Indian Cricket Crew Star’s Kind As “Most Surprising Second” Of IPL 2022 | Cricket Information

stated had been being “led from the surface” in IPL 2022.© AFP

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 noticed the rise of many rising stars, whereas some reputed names couldn’t meet the expectations. The franchise cricket league additionally obtained a brand new champion within the Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans. Nonetheless, one staff that might not discover consistency and didn’t qualify for the playoffs was Punjab Kings. The Mayank Agarwal-led aspect regarded fairly a robust staff on paper after the mega-auction however in the end completed sixth within the desk with seven wins in 14 video games. The skipper Mayank, who took over from KL Rahul, was additionally off-colour along with his batting.

The 31-year-old Mayank endured a tricky season scoring 196 runs in 13 video games at a median of simply 16.33. He scored only one half-century. This was one in every of his worst IPL seasons.

“If we discuss Mayank, I felt that ‘What has occurred to him?’ He’s such an excellent participant. After getting captaincy, I feel he was mentally beneath strain. From opening he went right down to No. 4. The staff was being led from the surface. He’s simply taking all the pieces. He appeared suffocated. He ought to have been given freedom. He has been beneath the radar and certainly that might have been somewhat higher,” Harbhajan instructed Sportskeeda Cricket when requested to choose the ‘most stunning second’ of IPL 2022.


Earlier, former spinner Piyush Chawla felt that the management position has affected Mayank’s batting, saying that “captaincy is not for everybody”. Agarwal changed KL Rahul as Punjab Kings’ skipper forward of the IPl 2022. After scoring 441 runs at a median of 40.09 in IPL 2021, the opening batter couldn’t replicate the success.

“The best way he carried out (final 12 months), they (Punjab Kings) confirmed numerous belief in him, retained him too however he could not stand true to it. I do not assume he had a lot prior expertise of captaincy whether or not in home cricket or with India ‘A’ and that was seen right here. The strain of captaincy is totally different and it was clearly seen in his batting in addition to how he used to look a bit edgy on the sector. Captaincy is not for everybody and it confirmed clearly right here,” Piyush Chawla stated throughout an interplay on ESPNcricinfo.

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