Shashank Singh smacks three sixes off Lockie Ferguson vs GT in IPL 2022

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans are facing each other in the 40th match of IPL 2022. Electing to bat after losing the toss, Hyderabad set a huge target of 196 runs in front of Gujarat in this match. Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram and Shashank Singh were instrumental in taking Hyderabad to this point. While Abhishek and Markram played half-centuries, Shashank gave the best finish touch in the last over. Shashank hit three consecutive sixes in the over of Lockie Ferguson, the fastest bowler so far in IPL 2022.

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While Shashank hit three sixes against Ferguson, Marco Jansson also hit a six. Both the batsmen together scored 25 runs in this over of Ferguson. Shashank played an explosive innings of 25 runs in six balls with the help of one four and three sixes.

Who is Shashank Singh?

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Born in Mumbai, Shashank’s family is originally from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. But Shashank started his cricket career in Mumbai itself. In 2019, he made his first-class debut against Odisha. In the first match, Shashank could not make much of a difference with the bat, but he scored 8 runs apart from taking 2 wickets.

Sunrisers Hyderabad buy Shashank for Rs 20 lakh

Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Shashank Singh for Rs 20 lakh in the mega auction of IPL 2022. Earlier he was part of the Delhi Capitals team in 2018, but DC released him without playing a single match. In 2019, Shashank was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 30 lakh and retained in 2021. But here also he was not given a chance in the playing XI. However, now Hyderabad included him in the playing XI and he capitalized on this opportunity well.

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