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Kings XI Punjab beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 12 runs. (Photo: BCCI)
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Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) came up with a heart-warming gesture in match 43 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) after they won their game against the latter by 12 runs. Kings XI Punjab dedicated this win to Mandeep Singh’s late father, who passed away a day before the match against Hyderabad. Mandeep Singh was in the Playing 11 on Saturday as the KXIP players also donned black-arm band to portray their remorse for Mandeep’s personal tragedy.

It was revealed on Thursday that Mandeep Singh’s father had passed away. However, Mandeep’s brother denied any such unpleasant occurrence. Unfortunately, the tragic event took place the day before yesterday and was confirmed eventually. Kings XI Punjab, led by KL Rahul, made an excellent gesture of wearing black armbands to honour their teammate’s late father.

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Mandeep Singh’s father and his family after his Team India selection in 2016 [Photo- Tribune]

Kings XI Punjab Dedicate The Win To Mandeep Singh’s Late Father

Kings XI Punjab took on SunRisers Hyderabad in match 43 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Batting first, KXIP could manage to score only 126 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs. However, they bowled out SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on 114 runs to earn a 12-run victory and go on the fifth spot in the IPL 2020 points table.

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Kings XI Punjab. (Credits: IPLT20.com)

After the win, the KXIP players were seen in a huddle as Mandeep Singh was in the very centre of it. The team looked to celebrate the win and dedicate it Mandeep’s late father. Later, it was officially announced that Kings XI Punjab will dedicate this win over SunRisers Hyderabad to Mandeep Singh’s late father.

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With this win over SRH, KXIP have now gone on the fifth spot in the IPL 2020 points table as they have now managed to win 5 games in the tournament, with 4 of them coming in the last four games.