In the past few days, Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal hogged the headlines after reports of his likely sacking were published.
Meanwhile, Punjab Kings’ official Twitter handle quashed the reports and urged people to not follow or believe in clickbait journalism that sports websites are practising.
The post read, “News reports published by a certain sports news website about the captaincy of the Punjab Kings franchise has been making the rounds in the last few days. We want to state that no official of the team has issued any statement on the same.”
They indirectly took a dig at InsideSport, who published an article where they mentioned that Jonny Bairstow would replace Mayank Agarwal as the new captain.
They cited the source to be an official from the Punjab Kings team. They further published that the franchise is in touch with Trevor Bayliss and Eoin Morgan to take the coaching role from Anil Kumble.
The 31-year-old Agarwal was handed the captaincy in 2022 after KL Rahul shifted his base to Lucknow Super Giants.
Punjab finished 6th on the table, and Mayank had a forgettable season with the bat. He amassed just 196 runs from 12 innings.