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EXCLUSIVE: If not PBKS then who? Shashank Singh picks MS Dhoni’s CSK as his 2nd favorite IPL team

EXCLUSIVE: If not PBKS then who? Shashank Singh picks MS Dhoni’s CSK as his 2nd favorite IPL team

Just like countless budding cricketers and cricket fanatics, Shashank Singh fell in love with the Chennai Super Kings right from the start of the IPL.

Shashank Singh, the breakout star of IPL 2024, has his heart set on a different yellow jersey. In an exclusive interview with Insidesport, Shashank, who became a fan favorite with his explosive batting for Punjab Kings (PBKS), revealed his dream team – the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

From auction surprise to run-machine

Shashank’s story in IPL 2024 was nothing short of remarkable. His name at the auction table raised eyebrows, with some believing it was a case of mistaken identity by PBKS. But Shashank silenced the doubters with his bat, topping the run charts for his team with a staggering 354 runs at a mind-blowing strike rate of 164.5.

MS Dhoni reason behind Shashank’s love for CSK

I was a die-hard CSK fan when the IPL first started,” Shashank confessed in the interview. “CSK was my first love in the IPL, all because of Mahi Bhai (MS Dhoni). I was heartbroken when CSK lost against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the finals of IPL 2008.” This childhood connection with CSK continues to hold a special place in Singh’s heart, irrespective of him being a contracted player with the Punjab Kings.

CSK or PBKS?

While Shashank has established himself as a valuable asset for PBKS, his loyalty lies with the yellow of CSK. “I have a soft corner for CSK, so I would definitely prefer joining them if not PBKS next season,” he admitted.

Shashank’s dream might just become a reality. With the mega auction coming up next year, all eyes will be on whether CSK will decide to take a chance on the talented finisher. One thing’s for sure, after his phenomenal IPL 2024 season, Shashank Singh is a name that all teams will be looking to add to their roster.

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