Digital Desk, Delhi. According to media reports, KL Rahul, the captain of Punjab Kings and in the race for the Orange Cap, may part ways from his current IPL franchise next season. He is the top run-scorer in IPL 2021 with 626 runs in 13 matches, although Punjab Kings’ challenge in IPL is over.
According to a report on the Cricbuzz website, it is believed that some franchises have approached him, who have shown interest in acquiring him. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to announce the retention policy for the next season. A mega-auction is yet to take place for the next season of IPL. The number of retentions and Right to Match (RTM) are yet to be clearly announced.
As per a Cricbuzz report, “A franchise has the right to use RTM cards for their existing players when they are made available for auction and it is understood that behind-the-scenes discussions are taking place about Rahul’s departure with the Kings.” Have a cordial. Rahul, now in the Indian bio-bubble for the T20 World Cup, could not be reached for comment, while a Punjab Kings official categorically refused to discuss the subject. “
Royal Challengers Bangalore could be Rahul’s likely destination after Punjab as RCB are looking for a top Indian player to lead the team after Virat Kohli quits the captaincy.
Apart from RCB, with some new teams set to join the T20 league soon, BCCI has already floated the tender for two new teams in IPL 2022. Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has already indicated that he too is not sure whether he will play or not but he will definitely be a part of the ‘Yellow Army’ next season.