‘Clown Franchise’: Punjab Kings face heat over bizarre move involving Sam Curran and ‘vice-captain’ Jitesh Sharma | Cricket News

Apr13,2024



New Delhi: Indian Premier League franchise Punjab Kings on Saturday found itself in the crosshairs of ridicule on social media after they made fun of England. Sam Curran In charge of the team against Rajasthan Royals in the absence of the regular captain. Shikhar DhawanIgnoring the designated vice-captain Jitesh Sharma,
Despite Jitesh being included in the playing eleven, Curran walked out for the toss against Royals in Mullanpur and this came as a surprise among the fans and cricket lovers.
Before the start of the season, Punjab had named Jitesh as Dhawan's deputy, but Curran's arrival to lead the franchise on Saturday came as a surprise to some.
At the time of the toss, Curran told that regular captain Dhawan is sitting out with some problem.
Fans criticized the franchise for ignoring Jitesh due to his unexpected move to Punjab.

Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bowl against Punjab in Match 27.
For PBKS, Atharva Tayde replaced Dhawan, while Liam Livingstone also returned to the eleven.
Jos Buttler and Ravichandran Ashwin missed out for the Royals with Rovman Powell and Tanush Kotian coming in.
At the time of the toss, Samson said, “Jos is not 100%, Aish bhai is having problems.”
Royals are at the top of the IPL table this season while Punjab are at 8th.
teams
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (WK/Captain), Ryan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow, Atharva Tyde, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran (C), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (W), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada.



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