Selected before the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League, Mayank Agarwal has become the nucleus in the last few years around which the Punjab Kings, formerly known as Kings XI Punjab, started batting. Mayank scored 424 runs in 11 matches as he scored a century in the 2020 edition of the UAE in Shanja against the Rajasthan Royals. At the top of the innings, captain K.L. After a brilliant partnership with Rahul, the opener kickstarted in the 2021 edition on 9 April.
In a conversation with ANI, Mayank along with Punjab Kings captured Captain K. Looked at his relationship with Rahul and how he saw new involvement in the team in this year’s IPL. The batsman also talked about Chris Gayle and how challenging it is to keep himself fresh in the bio-bubble.
He said, ‘It is really good to play for Punjab Kings. Their atmosphere is very good and whenever you come and play for it they make you feel at home. Each player is assigned a specific role, we try to stick to it. Mayank said, “And on that day, depending on the day he was batting well, whoever was hitting the ball well, he led the team to a good score or chasing a goal. decided to.”
He said, ‘But I would not say that the team revolves around one or two batsmen. I think it is a collective effort and we try to see it in this way. Well KL Rahul is fantastic and playing with him is amazing. This is the fourth year when we are playing for Punjab and it is really good. We understand each other’s games, we gel really well. He said that friendship makes communication on the field a lot easier.
Mayank and Chris Gayle were previously shared in the dressing room for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the pair are now teammates in the Punjab Kings. Mayank discusses how Gayle is an important team in this Punjab franchise and how relationships with Universe bosses have evolved over the years.
“Well, I think every team he plays for Chris Gayle adds a lot of value, and he goes for us. He’s an important player for whichever team he plays for. He’s in it. Participates. Yes, Chris is a very nice person. And he is very funny. We have been playing with each other since RCB 2011. We know each other very well. The relationship with him is very strong and fun. “There is someone out there who loves to laugh. We make sure that we work hard and during off-time, we make sure to have fun,” said the 30-year-old.
“Most important for us is that it will perform collectively as a batting unit or bowling unit,” he said. If we can bat and bowl together, I think when you can win more games.
During the final edition of the IPL, Punjab was down and out at one stage, but K.L. The Rahul-led team made a significant comeback in the spring with a winning flag and their team was eliminated from the playoff race after the loss. The last group is gone. Facial status
“This team needs to spin things, but it is being said that it is very important to play good speed and good cricket,” he said. We have seen that in a few years, even after winning a few games our strength remains, we make it a cluster of multiple wins at once. Anil Kumble (Director Cricket Ration Operations) and Wasim Jaffer (batting coach) are excellent players to play with a wealth of knowledge.
“Anyone who needs any form of assistance to better understand the situation or to do something about their personal game is always there to help. He is always there to guide you with others. Jonty Rhodes (fielding coach) is amazing and so is Andy Flower (assistant coach).
Talking about new extras such as David Malan, Moises Henkirgs, Riley Meredith and Jay Richardson this year, Mayank said: “I’m really excited to play with him. I’ve played with Moises, he’s a lovely guy. Is. He’s with Richardson. And with Meredith coming up, we’ll pick up the pace. David Malan is the world’s number one T20 batsman, really excited to play with him. “