Identical to his different team-mates, he additionally took out his cell phone, placed on his earplugs, and began watching the dwell stream of the IPL 2021 Participant Public sale.
When Shahrukh’s title was introduced by the auctioneer Hugh Edmeades, his team-mates checked out him and began cheering for him. The cheers grew louder when he was lastly purchased.
Punjab King Khan 😍#SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings #IPLAuction2021 https://t.co/pnhXkVPdOE
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) 1613649875000
Shahrukh knew he would discover a bidder on the public sale, because of his spectacular home present, however wasn’t conscious that he would hit a jackpot and develop into a Crorepati.
Shahrukh Khan earns large and the way! 👍He joins @PunjabKingsIPL for INR 5.25 Cr. @Vivo_India #IPLAuction https://t.co/uHcOJ7LGdl
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1613649329000
From a base worth of Rs. 20 lakh, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder was purchased for a whopping Rs.5.25 crore by Punjab Kings, previously Kings XI Punjab.
“I knew I’d be picked however did not count on this a lot,” Shahrukh advised Timesofindia.com in an unique interview.
“I used to be travelling on the bus when the public sale was on. I completed the apply session and was heading to the lodge with my workforce. All my team-mates went loopy and began hooting after I was purchased by Punjab. My teams-mates and my captain DK (Dinesh Karthik) got here to me and congratulated me. It was an unbelievable feeling. I’m actually grateful to the Punjab workforce,” the 25 12 months outdated all-rounder additional advised TimesofIndia.com.
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— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) 1613655869000
Shahrukh was a part of the victorious Tamil Nadu workforce which gained the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 event this 12 months, underneath the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik.
Shahrukh scored an unbeaten 18 off simply 7 balls, with two boundaries, and a six within the remaining.
Within the quarter remaining conflict vs Himachal Pradesh, he got here in at quantity 7 and smashed an unbeaten 40 off 19 balls, with 5 fours and two sixes in a tense run chase to take his workforce to a 5 wicket win.
“I’d give credit score to my home performances. That was an incredible expertise to play underneath DK bhai (Dinesh Karthik). He provides a number of confidence. He’s a very gifted captain. I bat with full confidence. I give myself time and watch a bowler fastidiously after which hit the ball,” he additional stated.
SHAHRUKH EXCITED TO MEET ‘UNIVERSE BOSS’ GAYLE, KL, AND KUMBLE
Shahrukh will get the possibility to share the dressing room with the likes of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle at Punjab Kings.
Throughout the home tournaments, Shahrukh has already met Karnataka batsman and Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul. However he’s actually excited to satisfy the ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle.
“I do know KL Rahul and have met him a few occasions however I’m very excited to satisfy Chris Gayle. He hits the ball so onerous. He’s a harmful batman. I’m actually comfortable that I can be sharing the dressing room with seniors like KL and Gayle. I’m actually grateful to Punjab for exhibiting religion in me,” Shahrukh advised TimesofIndia.com.
Chris Gayle and KL Rahul. (IPL Photograph)
“I’m trying ahead to assembly Anil (Kumble) sir and need to ask him a number of issues. It’ll be an enormous studying expertise for me. I’ll look to justify my place within the workforce. Huge because of them, they took me of their workforce. I’m certain I’ll ship and can do my finest for the workforce,” the 25-year-old additional stated.
Sharukh was actually named after Bollywood star and KKR co-owner Shahrukh Khan by his household.
“My mother’s sister, my aunt is a giant SRK fan and she or he at all times advised my mom that if you’re blessed with a boy, title him Shahrukh Khan. She is a die-hard Shahrukh fan. That is how I obtained this title” the all-rounder stated.
When requested what his response can be when he first meets Gayle, the 25-year-old stated: I’ll simply say – ‘My title is Shahrukh Khan and I play for Punjab Kings’
“I’m excited to satisfy Preity Zinta ma’am additionally.”