On Tuesday, the eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises revealed their list of retained players forward of the mega public sale, which is predicted to happen later this month.
Whereas Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) retained 4 gamers every, Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) went with 3 gamers every.
Nonetheless, Punjab Kings (PBKS) retained the least two gamers within the type of Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. Following the retention announcement, Anil Kumble, the director of cricket operations of PBKS, revealed the explanation behind not going for KL Rahul.
Kumble stated the PBKS administration wished to retain Rahul forward of the mega public sale, however the Bangalore lad wished to return to the public sale. Kumble stated gamers had the choice of going again into the public sale, due to this fact, they respect Rahul’s alternative.
“KL has been the fulcrum for us within the final 4 years, and the final two years within the time that I’ve been with Punjab, he has been the captain. Clearly, we wished to retain him and proceed with him to be the main focus for Punjab. However he determined that he wished to return to public sale,” stated Kumble in a video on IPLT20.com.
“And the principles of the IPL earlier than a giant public sale is that the participant decides whether or not he desires to be retained or desires to return. So we respect that, hopefully, he can be part of that public sale and allow us to see what occurs,” he added.
Notably, as per stories, Rahul is expected to join the new Lucknow franchise as the 2 new IPL franchises have the choice of selecting 3 gamers earlier than the public sale between December 1 and 25.
Thus far, Rahul has performed 94 matches in IPL, through which he has scored over 3000 runs with the assistance of two tons of and 27 half-centuries.