Kings XI Punjab opener Mandeep Singh, playing in his quest for his first title, and the spirit of the game surprised everyone when he landed the opening in Dubai on Saturday. In the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to field first.
Mandeep Singh landed for Punjab with Captain Lokesh Rahul due to injury of Mayank Agarwal. Actually, his father died on Friday night, but instead of returning home, he stayed with the team and decided to play the match.
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For this reason, the players of the team captained by Lokesh Rahul were seen wearing black bands on their arms.
Mandeep scored 17 runs in the match and he was out on a team score of 37 as the first wicket. Mandeep hit 1 four in his innings of 14 balls and added 37 runs with Rahul. He was caught by Rashid Khan off Sandeep Sharma in the 5th over of the innings.
Earlier, some people had tweeted on social media about the death of Mandeep’s father but his brother Harvinder Singh dismissed the reports because he was on ventilator then.
Talking about the career of Mandeep Singh, he has been playing in this league since 2010 and has scored more than 1500 runs. He also has 5 half-centuries to his name.