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Confusion cleared! Jitesh Sharma is not the vice-captain of Punjab Kings

Confusion cleared! Jitesh Sharma is not the vice-captain of Punjab Kings

So, the mystery is solved. Jitesh Sharma's presence at the captain's seminar was a red herring. Sam Curran remains the designated vice-captain for PBKS.

Confusion swirled around the Punjab Kings (PBKS) leadership after Sam Curran, not Jitesh Sharma, captained the team in their recent loss to the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Coach Sanjay Bangar has stepped in to clarify the situation.

Jitesh Sharma at captain Seminar: Case of Mistaken Identity

Jitesh Sharma’s presence at the IPL’s captain’s seminar sparked speculation that he had been appointed vice-captain. However, Punjab Kings Sanjay Bangar confirmed that this wasn’t the case.

Notably, PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan missed out on the home match vs Rajasthan Royals on Saturday due to an injury. In veteran’s place, it was Sam Curran who stepped in his shoes.

Sam Curran retains vice-captain role

The coach explained that Sam Curran remains the designated vice-captain for PBKS. Sam Curran’s leadership role during IPL 2023 solidified his position as Shikhar Dhawan’s deputy.

Reason behind Sam Curran absence at seminar

Sanjay Bangar clarified Sam Curran’s late arrival from the UK meant he missed the captain’s seminar. The team prioritized practice sessions with Curran over his attendance at the pre-season event.

Sam Curran unfortunate return to Captaincy

Unfortunately, Sam Curran return to the captain’s role coincided with a disappointing loss for Punjab Kings. Rajasthan Royals secured a 3-wicket victory, marking Punjab’s fourth defeat of the season.

So, the mystery is solved. Jitesh Sharma’s presence at the captain’s seminar was a red herring. Sam Curran remains the designated vice-captain for PBKS.

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