IPL 2020 Auction: India opener KL Rahul named captain of Kings XI Punjab for upcoming edition, says co-owner Ness Wadia

KL Rahul's ascendancy to captaincy was expected after Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals last month

Press Trust of India, Dec 19, 2019 22:07:35 IST

India opener KL Rahul was on Thursday named captain of the Kings XI Punjab franchise for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.

IPL 2020 Auction: India opener KL Rahul named captain of Kings XI Punjab for upcoming edition, says co-owner Ness Wadia

File image of KL Rahul. Sportzpics

"We are happy to appoint Rahul as our captain for the upcoming season. He has been through a lot in the last year or so and has now come back strongly," KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia told PTI on the day of the IPL auction in Kolkata.

"He has silenced his critics. You will get to see his ability not just as a batsman but also as a captain. He was our unanimous choice," he added.

KXIP had bought Rahul for a whopping Rs 11 crore ahead of the 2018 season.

Rahul's ascendancy to captaincy was expected after Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals last month.

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Updated Date: Dec 19, 2019 22:07:35 IST






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