IPL Auction 2024: How Punjab Kings bought the wrong player

Punjab Kings bought uncapped Indian Shashank Singh by mistake at the IPL Auction 2024 and asked for a reversal but were denied.

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IPL Auction 2024: How Punjab Kings bought the wrong player

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Punjab Kings committed a huge mistake in the IPL auction 2024 as they bought the 'wrong player'. After realising the mistake, they raised the issue with the auctioneer Mallika Sagar but were informed that the bid had already been completed, hence it could not be reversed. Shashank Singh is the uncapped Indian player, who despite being bought in the auction, is unlikely to be in a happy mood. The Punjab Kings didn't even want him in the first place but ended up buying him by mistake.

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The franchises in the auction room have an entire roster of players on their laptop screens. All franchises had their strategies and homework before reaching the auction room, analysing which players they needed to buy.

Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, and their team made a blunder on the auction table as they mistook Chattisgarh player Shashank Singh for someone else. Punjab Kings made fun of their own auction strategy.

Preity Zinta raised the paddle when Shashank's name was brought up. The player was quickly sold as no other franchise bid for him, and the hammer went down. When the auctioneer Mallika Sagar moved to the next set of players, PBKS realised their mistake.

"It was a wrong name? You don't want the player?" asked Mallika. "We are talking about Shashank Singh. But the hammer has come down. Player No. 236 and 237 both went to you."

Wadia wasn't happy at the sale but Mallika remained firm on her stance, saying the hammer had come down. "I think the hammer has come down for 237 (Shashank) as well."

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