Anil Kumble is extremely happy with the brand new member within the Punjab Kings squad. Kumble went to match Shahrukh Khan with Kieron Pollard.
Kumble on Newcomer
Punjab King had some fascinating buys within the final IPL public sale. Shahrukh Khan is considered one of them. It looks as if the teen has already impressed the group’s head and director of cricket operations, Anil Kumble. Kumble recalled his Mumbai Indians
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“Yeah, he reminds me a bit of Pollard actually. When I was with Mumbai Indians, Pollard in the nets was dangerous. I used to bowl a bit (in the nets), and the first thing I used to tell him was don’t hit straight. Here I’m not even trying. I’m a lot older now, and the body doesn’t take the bowling anymore. So, I’m not going to bowl at Shahrukh, for sure”.
Shahrukh Khan on Being Part of Punjab Kings
Shahrukh Khan performed 31 T20 matches and amassed 293 runs at a strike price of 131.39. He discovered three high-profile groups bidding for him within the public sale with the Kings profitable the conflict. Preity Zinta’s franchise secured his service for Rs 5.25 crore. “Being amongst such stalwarts of cricket, it feels amazing to be here and the inputs have been great. I have been having a lot of conversations with everyone around here, getting to learn a lot as well,” Shahrukh Khan advised about his Punjab Kings expertise.
He additionally shared his feeling on seeing a bid conflict on him. “The auction started at around 3 PM I guess, and we were practising at the Holkar Stadium, obviously I had to bat and bowl a bit. So I told our physio that ‘please let me know when my name comes up. I’ll take a break and come and see the auction.’ Luckily my name didn’t come up, and it didn’t bother my batting much.” He continued, “Right after we finished practice and we hopped onto the bus, I still remember sitting on the first seat and my name came up. My heart started pumping, but I didn’t expect it to rise as much as it did.”
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