Madhya Pradesh batsman, Harpreet Singh Bhatia has been signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for injured Sarfaraz Khan for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.
A left-handed batsman, Harpreet has represented India under-19s in the past. He had a consistent run in the domestic limited-overs competitions for Madhya Pradesh and finished as the leading run-scorer of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal tournament for Central Zone in 2016-17. He has played for two IPL franchises in past editions including Pune Warriors India.
Harpreet went unsold in February’s IPL auction. In a bizarre case of mistaken identity during the auction resulted in his going unsold. Mistaken for Harmeet Singh, who was arrested for driving a car into the Andheri railway station, the in-form Harpreet was snubbed.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s next encounter is against the Kolkata Knight Riders on April 23 at Kolkata.