Punjab Kings player played in IPL after 11 years, made this special record

The 21st match of IPL Season 16 is currently being played between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) teams at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. In this match, the Punjab team decided to include the 31-year-old Harpreet Singh Bhatia in their 11 game. Harpreet had previously played the last IPL match of his in the 2012 season.

Harpreet Singh Bhatia now holds the record for playing with the biggest difference between 2 matches in IPL. He was also part of the Indian team at the 2010 ICC U-19 World Cup, which also included the likes of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Harpreet became a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the year 2010. After this, in the year 2011, Harpreet became a part of the Pune Warriors team.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore team included Harpreet in their squad after Sarfaraz Khan was injured in the year 2017, but he was unable to get a chance to play in a single match. Now against Lucknow, he got a chance to play in IPL after 3981 days.

The record for playing matches in the middle of the longest gap was held by Matthew Wade against Harpreet Singh Bhatia, who played his next IPL match straight into the 2022 season after the 2011 season. Wayne Purnell is at number three for this list, who played his next game this season after the 2014 season.

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Harpreet Singh Bhatia who played domestic cricket for Chhattisgarh also captained the team in Ranji’s last season apart from this he also played for Madhya Pradesh team in domestic cricket.

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