Indian international cricketer and skipper for Lucknow Super Giants, Kananur Lokesh Rahul or KL Rahul has spoken about his decision of leaving Punjab Kings prior to signing with Lucknow Super Giants for IPL 2022.
Rahul added his decision of leaving Punjab was simply because he wanted to see what he can do with something else, but tagging along with the franchise for another year in the IPL. Regardless, the decision was a tough call for the wicket-keeper batsman.
“I have been with them for four years and I’ve had a great run with them. Just wanted to see what’s in store for me and if there’s a new journey for me. It was a tough call obviously. I have been attached to Punjab for a long time. I wanted to see if I can do something else,” Rahul said.
Rahul, Punjab ahead of IPL 2022 auction
Punjab is keen on retaining the Super Giants skipper this year, but it is all back to Rahul who appears to have wanted to play under another banner. Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble said the franchise respect and honor the decision of its former captain.
“Obviously we wanted to retain him, that is one of the reasons we chose him as captain for two years back. But he decided to go into the auction. We respect that, we honor his decision, It’s the player’s prerogative,” Kumble explained.