Twitter reactions: Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma shine bright as PBKS steal a thrilling victory from GT in IPL 2024

In the electrifying seventeenth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, cricket enthusiasts witnessed an enthralling battle between the Gujarat Titans (GT) and the Punjab Kings (PBKS). What started as a dominant display by GT soon turned into a nail-biting thriller, with PBKS emerging victorious, courtesy of the stellar performances by Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma.

Shubman Gill and Rahul Tewatia’s masterclass for GT

The stage was set at the IPL arena as GT took the crease at their homeground in Ahmedabad, led by a solid partnership between Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill. While Saha’s early departure was a minor setback, Gill’s masterclass in strokeplay left the audience spellbound. With exquisite shots and impeccable timing, Gill marched on to a magnificent 89 runs, setting the tone for GT’s formidable total of 199/4. Rahul Tewatia‘s explosive cameo further bolstered GT’s innings, leaving PBKS with a daunting target to chase.

Early setbacks for PBKS

In response, PBKS faced an early setback with the dismissal of their skipper, Shikhar Dhawan. However, the arrival of Jonny Bairstow infused new life into the chase, as he unleashed a barrage of boundaries and sixes to keep PBKS in the hunt. Despite Bairstow’s heroics, wickets fell at regular intervals, and the game seemed to slip away from PBKS’s grasp.

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Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma pull off an unthinkable

Just when all hope seemed lost, enter Shashank (61 runs off 29 balls) and impact substitute Ashutosh (31 off 17 deliveries). Determined to turn the tide, they embarked on a breathtaking counterattack, stunning the opposition with their audacious strokeplay. Singh’s composure under pressure and Sharma’s fearless approach kept PBKS’s hopes alive as they steered their team towards an improbable victory.

With each passing over, the tension soared, and the crowd was on the edge of their seats. Shashank and Ashutosh’s partnership blossomed into a spectacle, as they relentlessly pursued the target set by GT. Despite the mounting pressure, they held their nerve, displaying maturity beyond their years and eventually guided Punjab to three-wicket victory.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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