The father of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsman Mandeep Singh died on Friday night, which is why his team tied the black band on the side in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.

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The Kings XI Punjab team wrote on its Twitter handle, ‘I lost my father the previous night, but ready to start the innings the next day. You have to go far ahead Mandy (Mandeep).

Former India opener Aakash Chopra wrote, ‘Mandeep Singh landed in today’s match, is very brave. Lost father Yet he stands here bravely. May you and your family be strengthened.

Mandeep has been included in the team in place of Mayank Agarwal in Saturday’s match. He has played 3 matches before but could not impress much. In the last three innings, he scored 27, 6 and zero. In this match, he scored 17 runs from 14 balls.

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