Shashank Singh’s Unlikely Journey to IPL Stardom

Even highly motivated people get demotivated after experiencing such incidence like Shashank Singh. Yet, he didn’t forget to showcase his protagonist during IPL 2024 season. In auction, franchise owners made a blunder while choosing their players. Shashank was mistaken for someone else but as the player was already brought there was nothing indeed to do.

But Shashank Singh has a history to be known before putting question to his talent. He is a right-hand batter and right-arm offspinner, had already traversed a winding path through the IPL. His earlier stints with Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) had given him glimpses of the big stage. But it was his unorthodox technique, honed in Mumbai’s famed Kanga League, that set him apart. Known for his ability to clear the boundary ropes, Shashank was a six-hitting sensation waiting to explode.

During the 2023-24 season, Shashank achieved something remarkable. In a List-A match against Manipur, he became the first Indian to achieve the elusive double: scoring 150+ runs and taking five wickets in the same game. The cricketing fraternity took notice. Suddenly, Shashank was no longer just a name; he was a force to be reckoned with.

The Punjab Kings faced a daunting target of 200 runs against the mighty Gujarat Titans. Shashank stepped onto the field with a point to prove. His blade flashed, the ball soared, and the crowd held its breath. An unbeaten 61 off 29 balls—that was his masterpiece. Six boundaries and four towering sixes later, the Kings pulled off an improbable victory with just one ball remaining. Shashank’s shots defied logic, but they also defied the Kings’ initial attempt to offload him during the auction. Tonight, both the unfancied team and their once-mistaken purchase celebrated a thrilling chase. Pretty Zinta applauded his performance by sharing a post on social media.

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