Punjab Kings' director of cricket operations Anil Kumble compared Shahrukh Khan to Karen Pollard. The team proved his point and he got a chance to make his IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals. Shahrukh Khan, 25, is considered an all-rounder. He has not yet hit a half-century in T20.
Shahrukh Khan plays in domestic cricket from Tamil Nadu. The Punjab team bought them for Rs 5.25 crore, giving them 20 times more than the base price of 20 lakhs. They were seen fighting between Punjab, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore to buy. Shahrukh was also very happy when he was selected for the Punjab team. He had said that the auction had started at about three o'clock in the afternoon and we were practicing at Holkar Stadium in Indore. I told the physio that when my name appears in the auction, I must give it information. When my name came up in the auction. My heartbeat increased and I was bought for such a big price.
Has played 31 T20 matches, 40 runs is his highest score
Since his performance in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, Shah Rukh was under the watch of the franchisees. He has so far scored 293 runs in 31 T20s with a strike rate of over 131. Along with batting, he also bowls off-spin. He could not score a single half-century. An unbeaten 40 runs is his highest score. He has also taken two wickets. Recently, he did well in Vijay Hazare Trophy and Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He also hit three half-centuries in the Vijay Hazare List A tournament. Even in List A and First Class cricket, Shah Rukh Khan has not scored a century.