Shahrukh Khan, the explosive batsman from Tamil Nadu, was picked up by Punjab Kings for five.25 crore. Shahrukh, who was an uncapped participant and had a base worth of Rs 20 lakh, was the topic of an intense bidding battle earlier than the Punjab franchise snapped him up for the astronomical sum.
His acquisition introduced loud cheers in the Tamil Nadu team bus, as tweeted by Dinesh Karthik.
— DK (@DineshKarthik) February 18, 2021
The hard-hitting right-hander was anticipated to draw eager curiosity from the IPL franchises after having performed some swashbuckling knocks in the current version of the Syed Mushtaq Ali match.
His match-winning knock of 40 off 19 balls, which included 5 fours and two sixes, towards Himachal Pradesh in the match earned him plaudits from every body.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) February 18, 2021
Shahrukh has additionally performed first-class and List A cricket for Tamil Nadu. At the first-class degree, he has 231 runs from 5 matches with a highest rating of 92. At the List-A degree, he has 286 runs from 20 matches at a mean of 35.75.
With Shahrukh’s acquisition, Punjab Kings now have a number of hard-hitters in their ranks, which incorporates the likes of Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and newly purchased Moises Henriques and David Malan.
The Punjab franchise, which began the public sale with a pockets of Rs 53.2 crore, made some massive buys together with the likes of Aussie pacer Jhye Richardson who they bought for a worth of Rs 14 crore.
But having launched the maverick Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell earlier than the public sale, Punjab Kings would have needed to deliver in some replacements who’ve a prowess for large hitting. They might be happy to have acquired Shahrukh and Henriques now, who’re anticipated to strengthen their center order.