Mandeep Singh Played Today’s Match Under Unimaginable Circumstances: It is Super Saturday in IPL 2020 today, and the fans witnessed a cracker of a contest between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Capitals earlier in the day. The trio of Nitish Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, and Sunil Narine sank the Capitals as KKR gained two more points on the standings. Rana had won everyone’s hearts by showing a kind gesture to his late father-in-law Surinder during the match against DC.
Right now, an extremely important IPL 2020 match between the Kings XI Punjab and the Sunrisers Hyderabad is underway in Dubai. Surprisingly, the Mohali-based franchise made a couple of changes to their playing XI.
They dropped Jimmy Neesham to bring in Chris Jordan, while Mayank Agarwal made way for Mandeep Singh. Agarwal was in a red-hot form. However, an awkward dive during the match against the Chennai Super Kings possibly gave him an injury scare, and which is why KXIP gave him some much-needed rest tonight.
Mandeep Singh opened the innings with KL Rahul and stitched a decent opening partnership of 37 runs off 30 deliveries before Sandeep Sharma dismissed Mandeep. The Kings XI Punjab franchise lauded the upcoming opener for playing in the IPL despite losing his father last night.
Many great cricketers have overcome personal losses just to play for their teams. Earlier in the IPL, Rishabh Pant had shown this greatness, while even the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli fulfilled their professional duties even after suffering a massive personal loss.
The cricket fans on Twitter have saluted Mandeep Singh for his attitude and commitment to the team. Here are some of the best reactions to Mandeep Singh’s showcase of mental strength.
Lost his father last night, but Mandy’s out here to open! 🙌
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 24, 2020
Huge Respect To Mandeep Singh _/_ pic.twitter.com/sL7j2PpxQz
— Sachin Tendulkar FC 👉Team SBTW👈 (@SachinBornToWin) October 24, 2020
Wishing strength for him
— Muskan🌟 (@ImGiftFromGod) October 24, 2020
It’s his personal choice mate, not for us to make/comment
— Srujan Vishwanath (@iam_srujan) October 24, 2020
Nothing but respect 🙌
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) October 24, 2020
Win or lose …I am supporting KXIP today #KXIPvSRH
— Pawan Bhatia (@pawanbhatia83) October 24, 2020
Wonderful player with less opportunities.. He will score big tonight .. you will get all the blessings from your father .
— Dr. J. Dinesh Shankar (@DrJDineshShank1) October 24, 2020
Well done Mandy..very strong person physically, mentally and emotionally..a true Punjabi heart!! #KXIPvSRH
— Jashandeep Singh (@Jashan_p) October 24, 2020
This is how passion drives us.. Massive respect 🙏
— Lokesh (@kklokesh) October 24, 2020
The Kings XI Punjab have lost their top three batsmen now. Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran will have the onus of taking the team to a defendable total in this high-stakes match.