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Mayank Agarwal ahead of Dhawan to become captain of Punjab Kings

Mayank Agarwal has been retained by Punjab Kings while distancing his opening partner and friend, KL Rahul. However, the stars have aligned for Agarwal to takeover the throne of captaincy.

Shikhar Dhawan was earlier thought to be leader contender to captain Punjab Kings in IPL but the franchise has different plans to handover the throne to Mayank Agarwal. The PBKS had retained him for a whopping price of INR 12 Crore.

In all likelihood, Mayank will captain the side. The announcement is expected later this week. Dhawan is a welcome addition to the side and was always on the radar at the auction. He is a champion player but it seems Punjab were keen on Mayank as captain ever since K L Rahul left the team,” an IPL source was quoted as saying by Times Now.