Shashank Singh: The fruit of patience is sweet, this saying fits perfectly on Shashank Singh, the young cricketer of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shashank has patiently waited for his chance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2017. He made his debut against CSK on 9 April but didn’t get a chance to bat and when he finally got a chance against Gujarat Titans on Wednesday, the 30-year-old shook the cricketing world with his ability to hit six consecutive sixes.
Shashank made a splash in a single match
After 18 overs, Sunrisers Hyderabad had scored 160 against Gujarat Titans and the fans were expecting a respectable score. But right-handed batsman Shashank Singh came for his first innings in IPL 2022 and thrashed one of the world’s best T20 bowlers, Lockie Ferguson, across the park. The Chhattisgarh batsman hit three sixes and scored 25 runs in 6 balls at a strike rate of 416.67.
Heart won by batting fast
Due to the explosive batting of Shashank Singh, Hyderabad reached 195/6 in 20 overs. The right-handed batsman made an unbeaten comeback after scoring 25 off 6 balls, which included one four and three sixes. This effort was appreciated by many former cricketers including Harbhajan Singh. Born on 21 November 1991, Shashank Singh made his List A debut for Mumbai on 10 December 2015 in the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
remained on the bench for 4 years
He was selected by Delhi Daredevils for IPL 2017 for Rs 10 lakh, but he did not get a chance to play. In 2018, Shashank Singh was selected by Rajasthan Royals in the player auction for the 2019 season of IPL. He made his first-class debut for Chhattisgarh in the Ranji Trophy in December 2019. Shashank has so far scored 438 runs in 9 first-class matches at an average of 43.60. He has one century and three half-centuries to his name. In 23 List A matches, Shashank has scored 538 runs at an average of 29.77, including three half-centuries.