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.
— 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 within the latest version of the Syed Mushtaq Ali match.
His match-winning knock of 40 off 19 balls, which included 5 fours and two sixes, in opposition to Himachal Pradesh within the match earned him plaudits from every person.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) February 18, 2021
Shahrukh has additionally performed first-class and Record A cricket for Tamil Nadu. On the first-class stage, he has 231 runs from 5 matches with a highest rating of 92. On the Record-A stage, he has 286 runs from 20 matches at a median of 35.75.
With Shahrukh’s acquisition, Punjab Kings now have a number of hard-hitters of 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 huge buys together with the likes of Aussie pacer Jhye Richardson who they bought for a worth of Rs 14 crore.
However having launched the maverick Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell earlier than the public sale, Punjab Kings would have needed to usher in some replacements who’ve a prowess for giant hitting. They are going to be happy to have acquired Shahrukh and Henriques now, who’re anticipated to strengthen their center order.