Punjab Kings purchased Shahrukh Khan from Tamil Nadu in IPL Auctions 2021. He was purchased for a whopping 5.25 crore by the Punjab Kings. Coming from Anil Kumble’s residence state, this younger man has managed to impress ‘Jumbo’ in addition to others within the Punjab Kings facet. Kumble has in contrast Shahrukh with the West Indies cricketer, Kieron Pollard who just lately hit six sixes in a single over in a T20I match. Kumble is the top coach of the Punjab Kings facet and beforehand he was additionally the coach of Mumbai Indians; the facet by which Kieron Pollard performs in. Thus, he drew parallels between Khan and Pollard because of his expertise of working with each Pollard and Shahrukh Khan.
Anil Kumble stated: “Yeah, he jogs my memory a little bit of Pollard truly. Once I was with Mumbai Indians, Pollard within the nets was harmful. I used to bowl a bit (within the nets), and the very first thing I used to inform him was do not hit straight. Right here I am not even making an attempt. I am quite a bit older now, and the physique does not take the bowling anymore. So, I am not going to bowl at Shahrukh, for positive”.
He stated it in a video launched by the Punjab Kings:
Shahrukh Khan got here into limelight when he scored a match-winning 36-ball 55 runs for Tamil Nadu. He was noticeable within the Tamil Nadu Premier League as properly. “Being amongst such stalwarts of cricket, it feels superb to be right here and the inputs have been nice. I’ve been having a variety of conversations with everybody round right here, attending to be taught quite a bit as properly,” stated the cricketer within the video.
The 26-year previous additionally remembered the time when he was watching the IPL Auctions. He stated: “The public sale began at round 3 PM I suppose, and we have been working towards on the Holkar Stadium, clearly I needed to bat and bowl a bit. So I informed our physio that ‘please let me know when my identify comes up. I will take a break and are available and see the public sale.’ Fortunately my identify did not come up, and it did not trouble my batting a lot. Proper after we completed follow and we hopped onto the bus, I nonetheless bear in mind sitting on the primary seat and my identify got here up. My coronary heart began pumping, however I did not anticipate it to rise as a lot because it did.”
Dinesh Karthik, the captain of Tamil Nadu had shared a video of the group bus when Shahrukh Khan’s identify got here up within the IPL Auctions, 2021. Right here is that video:
Will Shahrukh have the ability to make a mark in IPL 2021? Solely time will inform.