‘Incredible confidence’: Sam Curran in all praise for rising stars Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma | Cricket News

Apr18,2024



New Delhi: Ashutosh SharmaAn impressive performance was not enough as Mumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by nine runs in an Indian Premier League match on Thursday. Chasing a challenging target of 193 runs, young star Ashutosh played a career-defining innings of 61 runs in just 28 balls to keep Punjab Kings in the contest till the end.
Shashank Singh Contributed 41 runs in 25 balls for PBKS, but they were eventually bowled out for 183 runs in 19.1 overs.
captain of punjab kings Sam Curran The five-time champions praised the efforts of Ashutosh and Shashank against Mumbai Indians and said that both the batsmen have incredible confidence.
“Another close one, I think this team likes a close one, but unfortunately another defeat. Another incredible innings from a young player (on Ashutosh), but another close defeat. It is very tough, you completely “Intimidated, but we lost a lot of wickets in the beginning, the way the young guys (Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma) have taken the team so close,” Curran said after the match. But) it's a matter of pleasure.”
“They (Shashank and Ashutosh) have incredible confidence, you see players like Ashutosh having the confidence to play sweeps and big hits against fast bowlers, it's great to see them in action. Losing close games is disappointing, but we are in this team. There are a lot of positives in us, we still believe in us, we believe that we can turn it around, the sun will come out tomorrow and we are hopeful that we will be on our way to victory,” Curran said.
This was the fifth or third consecutive defeat of Punjab Kings in 7 matches. They are at eighth place in the points table.
Punjab Kings will next face Gujarat Titans on Sunday.



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