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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 18:59 IST

Punjab Kings break silence on 'confusion' after bidding for wrong player in IPL 2024 Auctions

Shashank Singh was bought by Punjab Kings for his base price of Rs. 20 lakh at the IPL 2024 auction in Dubai on Tuesday.

Reported by: Vishal Tiwari
Punjab Kings at IPL 2024 auction
Punjab Kings at IPL 2024 auction | Image:BCCI/IPL
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The auction for the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was held at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on Tuesday, December 19. A hilarious confusion occurred during the IPL 2024 auction after Punjab Kings seemingly bought Shashank Singh by mistake. The Punjab Kings table was seen requesting the auctioneer to take the purchase back. 

3 things you need to know

  • A total of 72 players were sold for a whopping Rs. 230 crore at the IPL 2024 auction
  • Mitchell Starc was the most expensive buy at the auction for Rs. 24.75 crore
  • Harshal Patel was the most expensive Indian player at Rs. 11.75 crore

Punjab Kings issue clarification

Punjab Kings became a victim of trolling on social media ever since the incident occurred on Tuesday. However, the franchise has now issued a statement confirming that Shashank Singh was always on their target list and that his purchase was not a mistake. Shashank Singh was bought by Punjab for his base price of Rs. 20 lakh.  

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 18:57 IST

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