IPL 2024 [WATCH]: Shashank Singh celebrates PBKS’ victory over GT with a ‘bat point celebration’ in a pumped up manner

Apr 5, 2024

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The seventeenth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season showcased an exhilarating clash between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. What ensued was a rollercoaster of emotions, with twists and turns that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the very last ball. In the end, it was the Punjab Kings who emerged victorious, thanks to a remarkable display of skill and determination, epitomized by Shashank Singh‘s ‘bat point celebration’.

GT’s dominant batting display

GT started off on a strong note, with Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill laying a solid foundation for their team. Gill’s breathtaking innings of 89 runs left the crowd in awe as he showcased his mastery of the game. Despite a minor setback with Saha’s dismissal, Rahul Tewatia‘s explosive cameo propelled GT to a daunting total of 199/4.

The resilient chase form PBKS

In response, PBKS faced early setbacks, with the departure of their skipper Shikhar Dhawan. However, Jonny Bairstow‘s aggressive batting kept the chase alive, injecting momentum into PBKS’s innings. But with wickets falling at regular intervals, the game seemed to be slipping away from PBKS’s grasp.

Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma’s Heroics

It was at this juncture that Shashank Singh (61 off 29 deliveries) and Ashutosh Sharma (31 off 17 deliveries) took center stage. Determined to turn the tide in their favor, they launched a breathtaking counterattack, defying the odds with their audacious strokeplay. Singh’s calmness under pressure and Sharma’s fearless approach kept PBKS in contention as they embarked on an improbable chase. Despite the mounting pressure, they held their nerve, showcasing maturity beyond their years and guiding Punjab to a thrilling three-wicket victory.

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The unforgettable bat point celebration by Shashank

As the winning runs were hit, Shashank’s exuberance knew no bounds. With adrenaline pumping through his veins, he sprinted towards the dugout, bat held high, and pointed towards the management in a jubilant ‘bat point celebration’. It was a moment of pure elation, a culmination of hard work and determination paying off in the most spectacular fashion.

Here’s the video:

2️⃣ Points ✅

Young guns Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma win it for @PunjabKingsIPL 🙌

They get over the line as they beat #GT by 3 wickets 👍

Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/0Sy2civoOa #TATAIPL | #GTvPBKS pic.twitter.com/m7b5f8jLbz

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 4, 2024

𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗥𝗘𝗗𝗘𝗠𝗣𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 🔥#GTvPBKS #TATAIPL #IPLonJioCinema pic.twitter.com/xughK0AfX6

— JioCinema (@JioCinema) April 4, 2024

Confusion surrounding Shashank’s selection during auction

Notably, Shashank’s journey to this triumphant moment was not without its share of twists and turns. During the IPL auction, there was confusion surrounding his selection, with rumors suggesting that PBKS had mistakenly bought him, mistaking him for another player named Shashank. However, PBKS swiftly clarified the situation, putting any doubts to rest. Shashank’s stellar performance on the field silenced any lingering doubts, as he rose to the occasion when his team needed him the most.

In the aftermath of the match, social media was abuzz with praise for Shashank’s heroics and his unforgettable ‘bat point celebration’.

Also READ: Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma shine bright as PBKS steal a thrilling victory from GT in IPL 2024

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