As promised, Chennai Super Kings Captain MS Dhoni handed a debut to Jharkhand cricketer Monu Singh during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Dubai on Sunday.
Who is Monu Kumar Singh?
Monu is a bowling all-rounder and was part of India's U-19 World Cup in 2014.
The Jharkhand bowler has played over 20 T20s games and has managed to pick up 25 wickets at an average of 22.
Lucky Monu was handed a chance in the playing XI at the expense of Shardul Thakur, with skipper MS Dhoni saying the franchise is looking to give opportunities to their bench players in the remaining games of the tournament.
Monu has been part of the CSK set-up for two years after being picked up in the 2018 IPL auction.
"I'm excited to be picked up by CSK on my Indian Premier League debut, more so because Mahi bhaiya (MS Dhoni) is leading the side and he knows how to extract the best out of me... he knows my bowling," Monu had said after being roped in by CSK in 2018.
"I got to learn a lot under Dhoni during that Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign," he further added.