‘Need to see a real chief? Look no additional’

Bairstow has stroked two fifties in final two matches whereas opening for PBKS.

Mayank Agarwal. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Former India batter and cricket professional Sanjay Manjrekar has praised Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper Mayank Agarwal, emphasizing the truth that he’s a ‘true crew man’. The previous Indian batter mentioned that Mayank had sacrificed his opening place for the good thing about his franchise.

Mayank was named as PBKS skipper earlier than the beginning of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after KL Rahul moved out from the Punjab Kings and joined the brand new entrants Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG). Agarwal has not been at his finest to this point, however his finest could be seen when he’s opening the innings. The best-handed batter had scored over 400 runs at a superb strike charge of above 130 throughout IPL 2020 and 2021.

The PBKS skipper started IPL 2022 as an opener together with veteran Shikhar Dhawan. Nevertheless, Mayank sacrificed his opening slot for the England hard-hitter Jonny Bairstow and demoted himself within the order. The transfer has labored for the crew as Bairstow has stroked two back-to-back fifties, in opposition to Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

On Friday, Bairstow got here all weapons blazing on the RCB bowlers as he stroked a superb 66 runs in simply 29 balls. Because of this, the Kings managed to publish a giant whole of 209 runs of their 20 overs and registered a 54-run win in opposition to the Purple Military as Bairstow was adjudged the Participant of the Match.

‘Let’s additionally say nicely carried out Mayank’ – Sanjay Manjrekar on PBKS skipper

“Need to see a real crew man/chief? Look no additional than Mayank Agarwal, sacrificing the opening place at which he has been massively profitable to supply Bairstow the perfect probability to flourish. So together with ‘nicely performed’ Jonny, let’s additionally say nicely carried out Mayank!” Manjrekar mentioned in a social media publish after PBKS defeated RCB to remain alive within the playoffs race.

In the meantime, PBKS are presently positioned sixth within the factors desk with six wins in 12 matches. They are going to be going through the Delhi Capitals on Could 16 (Monday).

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