Shashank Singh was acquired in the course of the latter a part of the public sale on Tuesday as franchises sought so as to add uncapped Indian gamers within the base worth vary of Rs 20 lakh.
When the auctioneer introduced Shashank’s identify, PBKS co-owner Preity Zinta raised the paddle, and the cricketer was swiftly bought. Reports steered that the franchise later ‘realized’ the alleged mistake and approached the auctioneer to reverse the deal.
In its clarification, PBKS mentioned, “Media have reported on Shashank Singh being bought erroneously by Punjab Kings. The Kings would like to clarify that the player was always on our target list.
“The confusion was as a result of 2 gamers of the identical identify being on the checklist. We are delighted to have him on board and see him contribute to our success,” said the PBKS statement.
A PBKS official told PTI on Wednesday that the right player had been picked and he was being scouted by the franchise for quite some time.
“We have picked the fitting participant. He was being scouted by us for fairly a while. He is a 32-year-old participant from Chhattisgarh who performed for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the course of the 2022 season,” said the PBKS official.
“Reports are complicated him with a 19-year-old cricketer with the identical identify.”
Punjab Kings, formerly Kings XI Punjab, are one of the eight inaugural franchises of the IPL jointly owned by Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, Preity Zinta and Karan Paul. The team has never won an IPL title.
(With PTI Inputs)