This deadly gamer returns to IPL after nearly 11 years, greatly contributing to the victory of Punjab Kings

An IPL star player returned after 10 years and 332 days and set a great record to his name.

Punjab Kings beat Lucknow Super Giants by 2 sticks in a thrilling encounter. Shikhar Dhawan, the regular captain of the Punjab Kings, was out of the game. In his place, a player had a chance on the team that played an IPL 10 years ago. Playing the game after 10 years, this gamer has set a big record at IPL. Let’s get to know this player.

This player had a chance
Punjab Kings captain Sam Karan gave Harpreet Singh Bhatia a chance. He played the match in IPL after 10 years 332 days. Harpreet played his last game on May 19, 2012 for the Pune Warriors. But he played a key role in the win over Lucknow Super Giants and became the team’s big hero. He cooperated wonderfully with Sikandar Raza, thanks to which the kings of Punjab were able to win. Harpreet Singh scored 22 main runs, of which he hit 3 innings.

set this record
Harpreet Singh Bhatia played domestic cricket for Madhya Pradesh in 2008. Then in 2017 he started playing cricket for Chhattisgarh. Currently, he is the captain of the Chhattisgarh team in all competitions. Harpreet (10 years 332 days) overcame Australian Matthew Wade, who waited 10 years 312 days (2010-2022) between two IPL matches.

did wonders in domestic cricket
Harpreet Singh Bhatia participated in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup. He scored 4909 points in 75 first place matches. Meanwhile, 3023 points have been scored in 84 A-List games. He also has over 2000 T20 runs to his name. Harpreet has been in excellent form during the national season 2022-23. He was the second-highest scorer for Chhattisgarh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 196 runs in five sets. Harpreet went on to score 516 runs in seven innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, covering two centuries and four half-century.

Longest gap between two IPL matches
1- 10 years, 332 days – Harpreet Bhatia (Return: 2023 with Punjab Kings, Last match: 2012 with Pune Warriors India)
2- 10 years, 312 days – Matthew Wade (Return: 2022 with Gujarat Titans, Last match: 2011 with Delhi Capitals)
3- 8 years, 332 days – Wayne Parnell (Return: 2023 with RCB, Last match: 2014 with Delhi Capitals)
4- 7 years, 307 days – Colin Ingram (Come back: 2019 with DC, Last match: 2011 with Delhi Capitals)

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