As Star Helps PBKS Beat GT, Shashank Singh Auction 'Confusion' Memes Flood Internet

Punjab Kings player Shashank Singh is one name which will be spoken about a lot in the coming days in the IPL 2024. On Thursday, when all hope was lost for Punjab Kings while chasing a 200-run total against Gujarat Titans, Shashank Singh emerged as the Shikhar Dhawan-led team's hero.

However, the induction of Shashankinto the PBKS ranks had a hint of controversy last year. Towards the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction, Shashank Singh was roped in for Rs 20 lakh by Punjab Kings. But soon after he was picked in the accelerated auction, there seemed to be some confusion going by the gestures of Punjab Kings co-owners Ness Wadia and PreityZinta. When Shashank's name was brought up, PreityZinta raised the paddle after discussing the player with her team. The player was quickly sold as no other franchise bid for him, and the hammer went down.

As there seemed to be some confusion, auctioneer MallikSagar said: “It was a wrong name? You don’t want the player?” asked Mallika. “We are talking about Shashank Singh. But the hammer has come down. Player No. 236 and 237 both went to you. I think the hammer has come down for 237 (Shashank) as well,” she said.

Than incident led to social media storm on how Punjab Kings did not want a player which it had just bought. One of the user said, “When you accidentally buy Shashank Singh in auction and he turns out to be a match winner.”



Apr 5, 2024 4:15 AM