I am pleased to be given the opportunity to lead the team, Agarwal said after being given over the responsibility.
Mayank Agarwal has been named as the captain of Punjab Kings ahead of the 15th version of the IPL, which is set to kickstart on March 26. The franchise made the official announcement through their social media handles on February 28.
Agarwal, who has been a part of the leadership group earlier while serving as the deputy to KL Rahul, was the frontrunner for the role after Rahul was not retained by the franchise before the mega auction, leaving the captain’s spot vacant.
I take over this responsibility with utmost sincerity: Mayank Agarwal
After being handed over the responsibility, Mayank Agarwal admitted that he was “delighted” and will take the opportunity with “utmost sincerity”.
“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. 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,” he was quoted by Punjab Kings’ official website.