Chennai Super Kings (CSK)’s decision to promote Mitchell Santner higher in the order backfired on Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Monday. The southpaw managed just nine points from 15 deliveries and was dismissed by Arshdeep Singh in sixth in the chase.
The versatile Kiwi bowler perished trying to play a leg side flick. He moved too far and exposed his stumps. Santner missed the shot and Arshdeep’s full delivery crashed into his stumps, ending his brief stay in the middle.
The pacer was overjoyed after the dismissal and celebrated the wicket in a unique way. The 23-year-old did a celebratory dance after shaking Santner’s wood, which also included a riding gesture.
Watch the video of Arshdeep Singh’s celebration here:
Arshdeep Singh was one of two players retained by the Punjab-based franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 mega-auction. The bowler has rewarded the confidence shown by management with his inspiring performances in this year’s cash-rich league.
While Singh has won just three wickets so far, he has been casting neat spells at crucial stages for his side. He was PBKS’ trusted bowler during the innings and bowled at a decent economic rate of 8.34.
PBKS in IPL 2022
The team managed by Mayank Agarwal have won three in the current season and currently languish in eighth place in the IPL points table.
They are currently battling CSK in the 38th match of this year’s tournament, which is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After being asked to strike first from the box, PBKS managed to register an impressive total of 187.
As of this writing, CSK has posted 81 points on the board from 11 overs. However, they also lost three crucial wickets. Fly-half Ruturaj Gaikwad is in the crease alongside veteran Ambati Rayudu.