Rashid Khan was the most notable non-retention as the eight franchises announced the players retained for IPL 2022.
Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh will be the two players retained by Punjab Kings, after KL Rahul expressed a desire to enter the auction pool ahead of IPL 2022.
Key players were snubbed as teams put their trust in up and comers. Fans were left quite taken aback by a number of these choices.
Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have opted to retain four players each.
While fans expected KL Rahul to not be a part of the Punjab Kings lineup for the upcoming season, the release of Hardik Pandya by the Mumbai Indians was out of the blue.
Reports have surfaced claiming that KL Rahul and Rashid Khan have been approached by a franchise before the retention lists have been released.
A total of four players can be retained by the franchises ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Apart from MS Dhoni, the franchise plans to retain all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, both of whom played critical roles in CSK's IPL 2021 victory.
The IPL 2020 clash between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings saw two Super Overs for the first time in the history of the tournament.
Johnnel Eugene was a part of the Punjab Kings reserve setup for the UAE leg of IPL 2021.