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IPL 2021: Who is Shahrukh Khan, early life, age, playing style, Punjab Kings contract, stats ?

Know all about Shahrukh Khan, the Tamil Nadu cricketer & addition to Punjab Kings

This Shahrukh Khan has nothing to do with Bollywood. This Shahrukh Khan is a cricketer from Tamil Nadu who has shown his abilities with bat and ball for Punjab Kings in the first half of IPL 2021.

Shahrukh Khan’ Age group cricket

Shahrukh Khan was born on 27 May 1995 in Chennai. He was sensational at a very young age. He was among the best in the Tamil Nadu state as he had represented Tamil Nadu at U-16, U-19, and U-22 levels. In U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy he had accumulated 624 runs and also had 18 scalps. Despite the magnificent performance, he was kept away from India’s U-19 World Cup Squad in 2016. This was a big blow for him. 

As the cliché says ‘Whatever happens, happens for the best. In practice, the exclusion from the World Cup Squad gave him a chance to represent his state in the Vijay Hazare Trophy

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His Playing Style

Shahrukh has a well-built body that generates a lot of power. Of course, he is famous for his power-hitting. He can also roll his arm over as a right-arm off-break bowler. 

Shahrukh Khan performance in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Shahrukh Khan

He was an integral part of the Tamil Nadu squad in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Tamil Nadu won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, remarkably it was an unbeaten run. Shahrukh scored 40 from 19 balls in the Quarter Final against Himachal Pradesh.

Shahrukh Khan IPL Career

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The power-packed game and ability to hit sixes at will compelled Punjab Kings management to buy him. Punjab bought him at a huge price of 5.25 crore. Many would have seen the viral video of Shahrukh Khan watching the auction in the team bus of Tamil Nadu while every team member cheered for each bid. 

Shahrukh Khan IPL

The IPL debut came on 12 April 2020 against Rajasthan Royals when he scored 6 off 4 balls. Throughout the first half of IPL 2021, Shahrukh never got an opportunity to bat up the order. In the 7 IPL games, she has scored 107 runs at an average of 21.40, striking at 127.38. Despite the lower batting position, in 7 matches he was a top scorer on 2 occasions.

We wish him the best for the remaining games of IPL 2021. 

Shahrukh’s Cricket statistics

  First Class List A T-20
Matches 5 25 39
Innings 9 17 30
Runs 231 484 400
Best 92* 69* 47
Average 33.00 44.00 19.04
Strike Rate 51.91 110.75 130.29
50s 2 5 0

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Saurabh Karmarkar
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