Jitesh Sharma: ‘We were very clear…’: Coach Sanjay Bangar sheds light on Punjab Kings’ captaincy controversy | Cricket News

Apr14,2024



New Delhi: Punjab Kings find themselves embroiled in controversy on social media as fans express displeasure over the unexpected appointment Sam Curran as captain in place of the injured Shikhar Dhawan during their ipl 2024 Match against Rajasthan Royals.
This decision particularly raised eyebrows Jitesh Sharma Was previously named as the 'vice-captain' of the franchise.
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PBKS head coach Sanjay Bangar He addressed the growing storm in his post-match clarification following a close three-wicket defeat at home. He shed light on the situation by pointing out that Jitesh Sharma had represented the Punjab franchise in the IPL captain's shoot before the season, but he was never officially named as the vice-captain.

Bangar revealed that the decision to send Jitesh to the pre-season event in Chennai was in accordance with IPL instructions, which state that any player can represent a franchise in the captain's seminar. He further clarified that Curran was supposed to attend the event earlier, but due to his late arrival from the UK, he could not attend.
“Jitesh was not the designated vice-captain. This may have happened because he attended the captain's seminar or meeting at the beginning of the tournament,” Bangar said. “But we were very clear in our minds that if there was an opening, it would be Sam who would lead the team.”
The confusion surrounding the captaincy decision left veterans and experts perplexed, while fans expressed their disappointment on social media platforms.



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