Team India opener KL Rahul is set to bid adieu to his current Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Punjab Kings as he is reportedly being offered Rs 20 crore salary to join new team from Lucknow. RP-Sanjiv Goenka (RPSG) Group have bought the Lucknow franchise of the IPL for Rs 7,000 crore earlier this year.
Rahul will be one of the top Indian players who will be released by their respective franchise and set to trigger a bidding war at the mega auction in January 2022. The existing eight teams have been allowed a maximum of four retentions each, the two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow – can pick three players each from the pool of non-retained players. Rahul is reportedly in negotiations with the Lucknow franchise and unlikely to go into the auction pool.