IPL 2024 [WATCH]: Ashutosh Sharma sends the ball sailing with a sweep shot against MI pacer Jasprit Bumrah

Apr 19, 2024

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In the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Punjab Kings (PBKS) clashed with Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium. Put in to bat first, MI set a formidable target of 193 runs with notable contributions from Rohit Sharma (36 off 25), Suryakumar Yadav (78 off 53) and Tilak Varma (34 off 18).

Despite a challenging start, PBKS demonstrated their resilience in the face of adversity. With their top four batters struggling to make significant scores, the match appeared to be slipping from their grasp as they stumbled to 77 runs for the loss of six wickets. However, the tide turned dramatically when Ashutosh Sharma and Shashank Singh stepped up to the crease. Their aggressive batting and crucial partnership not only shifted the momentum but also rekindled hope for PBKS, altering the course of the game.

Ashutosh Sharma sweeps Jasprit Bumrah for a maximum

In a moment that took everyone by surprise, PBKS batter Ashutosh executed a stunning sweep shot for a six off Jasprit Bumrah‘s fifth delivery in the 12th over. Bumrah, who had bowled a no-ball on the preceding delivery, aimed for a yorker on the next ball to prevent the batsman from capitalizing on the free hit. However, Ashutosh, secure in the knowledge that he couldn’t be dismissed, played a shot that caught everyone off guard. This unexpected move added a thrilling twist to the game. Notably, Ashutosh smashed 61 runs off 28 balls against MI.

Here is the video:

Confidence & composure! ✨

Ashutosh Sharma reaches his Maiden IPL fifty and he’s kept the chase well & truly alive! 🔥

Watch the match LIVE on @StarSportsIndia and @JioCinema 💻📱 #TATAIPL | #PBKSvMI pic.twitter.com/YUIR7gn9Bu

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 18, 2024

Also READ: IPL 2024 [WATCH]- Ishan Kishan pulls off an incredible diving catch to dismiss Prabhsimran Singh during PBKS vs MI clash

The class of Shashank Singh

Shashank, yet another pivotal player for Punjab, maintained his exceptional performance. In the face-off against MI, he dominated quality bowlers, amassing 41 runs from just 25 deliveries at an impressive strike rate of 164. Despite being selected accidentally in the IPL auction, the 32-year-old batter has undeniably proven himself to be a valuable asset for PBKS.

Also READ: WATCH: Prabhsimran Singh takes a breathtaking flying catch to get rid of Suryakumar Yadav in PBKS vs MI clash | IPL 2024

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