Punjab Kings lacked quality bowlers to compete with top teams in the league. They have long been criticised for not getting all the bases covered. Over the seasons, they ensured to bolster the batting unit. But that hasn’t helped them by any means.
Although they have had decent bowlers in their line-up, they couldn’t take the game by a notch. However, Arshdeep Singh has made waves ever since he made an entry into the PBKS setup. The youngster played only 3 games in the IPL 2019 season.
Impressed by his skills, the management gave him another opportunity in the subsequent season. As the season progressed, Arshdeep Singh proved that he has, by and large, massive potential compared to other bowlers of his age in the tournament.
The 22-year-old had a promising start to his cricketing career. He went on to represent PBKS in 8 games where he scalped 9 wickets to his standards. Arshdeep Singh took his game to the next level in the IPL 2021 season, where he is going places.
Arshdeep Singh gets rid of Dinesh Karthik with a gem of a delivery
The youngster has played 10 games so far this season, where he certainly made his presence count with the ball. The left-arm medium-fast seamer bagged 16 wickets to his name and made a real case for himself in the cash-rich IPL.
The major highlight of his bowling stint came when he stunned Dinesh Karthik with a peach of a yorker. When KKR were at 165/6 in 19.5 overs, Karthik tried to be smart and creative at the same time. So, he decided to come across the wicket and play a scoop.
But, Arshdeep Singh had better ideas in mind. His only intention was to keep it tight by hitting the full area in the form of a yorker. He executed the ball to perfection and also got the wicket in the last ball.
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In response to KKR’s target, PBKS won the game by 5 wickets with three balls to spare. KL Rahul produced a man of the match performance for PBKS as he scored 67 off 55 (4 fours, 2 sixes). Mayank Agarwal did a lot of work as an opener for his 40 off 27 balls. Shahrukh Khan scored 22 off 9 balls with the help of 1 boundary and 2 maximums.