KL Rahul
KL Rahul (Image: IPL/Twitter)

Last Update on: March 21st, 2022 at 07:42 pm

KL Rahul has recently switched teams and will head the Lucknow Super Giants in their maiden season in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). Finally, the 29-year-old revealed why he decided to quit Punjab Kings at the end of the 2021 season.

KL Rahul for the last four IPL seasons, Rahul has been the top player for Punjab Kings. During his time in India, the batter has amassed over 500 runs with an average of over 50.

Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul. Credits BCCI
Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul. Credits BCCI

The former Punjab Kings player indicated that he wanted to try new things and see if he could accomplish something else. For the Indian international, it was a “difficult decision.” 

‘I’ve been with them for four years and have had a fantastic time there.’ I just wanted to see what’s in store for me and if I’ll be embarking on a new adventure. It was a difficult decision. For a long time, Punjab has held a special place in my heart. “I wanted to explore if there was anything else I could do,” Rahul explained.

Kl Rahul will lead the Lucknow Super Giants:

KL Rahul is one of the players selected by the Lucknow franchise for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Rahul, who is 29 years old, will also lead the side in the forthcoming tournament. Marcus Stoinis of Australia and Ravi Bishnoi of India are the other two players picked by the Lucknow team.

KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, Marcus Stoinis
KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, Marcus Stoinis. (Photo: Twitter)

Rahul has signed for INR 17 crore, while Stoinis and Bishnoi have signed for INR 9.2 crore and INR 4 crore, respectively. Rahul moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014 after starting his IPL career with Royal Challengers Bangalore. In 2016, he was moved back to Bangalore before being signed by Punjab Kings for INR 11 in the 2018 auction.

Rahul was Punjab’s best run-scorer the previous season, and he retired after four seasons with the organization, having scored 2548 runs.

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