The IPL 2022 preparations are already underway, after the addition of two additional franchises to the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ahmedabad and Lucknow. The Sanjeev Goenka Group has chosen Lucknow as their home base for INR 7090 crores, while the owners of CVC Capitals have chosen Ahmedabad for INR 5166 crores, bringing the league’s total number of teams to ten.
With the IPL 2021 Mega auction due to take place in the next months, numerous players will once again be up for grabs, as each club can only keep four players. Although almost all players are likely to attend the auction, Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan Royals captain, has once again made news due to his social media activities.
Sanju Samson, who has led the team for several years, suddenly unfollowed the franchise’s official Twitter account, causing a stir.
Samson, according to certain sources, has opted to leave the franchise and does not want to be rehired. Samson was the team’s leading scorer in the IPL 2021 season and was expected to be retained by the club.
Sanju also believes that playing for a team like the Rajasthan Royals, who have regularly underperformed, is detrimental to his development. Sanju, the team’s captain last season, amassed 484 runs in 14 games. Rajasthan, on the other hand, finished eighth due to a lack of consistency as a team.
Sanju has failed to join the World Cup squad despite his steady batting success in the IPL. Sanju’s ambition is to return to the national squad. Sanju’s chances were harmed as he struggled in the series against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, there have been social media claims that Sanju has unfollowed Rajasthan and has begun following Chennai.
According to rumors, the wicketkeeper batsmen would be vying for the first time in the IPL to wear the yellow jersey. Because MS Dhoni’s reign is nearing an end for reasons that are still unknown, the CSK administration will undoubtedly search for a strong wicketkeeper-batsman who can also lead the team.
Under MS Dhoni’s supervision, the Kerela batter fits the bill perfectly; he’s safe behind the stumps, capable of scoring big runs for the side when needed, and can also be a terrific captain.
Furthermore, the 26-year-old batsman could be called up to the Indian T20I side for the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand, which begins on November 17th. After the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, the squad will be announced.