“He Seemed Suffocated…”: Harbhajan Singh Picks India Star’s Form as “Most Shocking Moment” Of IPL 2022

“He Seemed Suffocated…”: Harbhajan Singh Picks India Star’s Form as “Most Shocking Moment” Of IPL 2022

Harbhajan Singh remarked that Mayank Agarwal was under pressure after becoming captain of the Indian Premier League in 2022.Punjab Kings are being “led from the outside” in IPL 2022, according to Harbhajan Singh

Mayank Agarwal looked pretty good on paper after the mega-auction

During the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, many new stars rose to the top, while some well-known names fell short. Hardik Pandya led the Gujarat Titans to victory in the franchise cricket league. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, couldn’t stay consistent and didn’t make it to the playoffs. The team led by Mayank Agarwal looked pretty good on paper after the mega-auction, but they only won seven of their 14 games and finished sixth in the table. Mayank, who took over as captain from KL Rahul, was also not at his best with the bat.

Mayank, who is 31 years old, had a rough season. He scored 196 runs in 13 games, but his average was only 16.33. Only once did he get a fifty. This IPL season was one of his worst.

When Sportskeeda Cricket asked Harbhajan to pick

“When we talked about Mayank, I wondered, “What’s wrong with him?” He’s a great player. I think his mind was under pressure after he became captain. He went from being first to fourth. From the outside, the team was being led. Mayank just keeps taking things. He seemed to be choking. He should have been given freedom. He has stayed out of the spotlight, which could have been better “When Sportskeeda Cricket asked Harbhajan to pick the “most shocking moment” of the IPL 2022, he said this.

Earlier, India’s former spinner Piyush Chawla said that Mayank’s batting has been affected by his role as captain and that “captaincy isn’t for everyone.” Agarwal took over as captain of the Punjab Kings before the 2022 IPL from KL Rahul. In IPL 2021, the opening batter scored 441 runs at an average of 40.09, but he couldn’t do it again.

According to Piyush Chawla:

“Because of how well he did last year, the Punjab Kings put a lot of faith in him and kept him on, but he couldn’t live up to it. I don’t think he had much experience as a captain in domestic cricket or with India ‘A, and that was clear here. The pressure of being a captain is different, and you could see it in his batting and in the way he looked tense on the field. Not everyone is cut out to be a captain, and that was clear here “During a chat on ESPNcricinfo, Piyush Chawla said the following.

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