Preity Zinta takes Shahrukh, Azharuddeen and Sachin in Bangalore
Indian Premier League (IPL) is always full of dazzling performances. There are surprises in the auction too. This year’s auction isn’t different too. Especially because of the name, 3 cricketers have caught the eye in this auction.
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has a team in IPL – Kolkata Knight Riders. However, this time Shah Rukh Khan is also in the Punjab Kings. But this Shah Rukh is not an actor, but a cricketer!
The 25-year-old Indian domestic cricketer, Shahrukh Khan, from Tamil Nadu, has got his maiden IPL contract, and that too a big one.
The Tamil Nadu batsman has been bought by the Punjab Kings for Rs. 5.25 crore. There was heavy competition for him between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the end, Punjab Kings led by KL Rahul grabbed him for the whopping amount.
In 31 T20 matches, the batsman has scored 293 runs with a best of 40*. He averages 18.31 in the format. He has also featured in 20 List A and five First-class matches for Tamil Nadu.
Not only cricketer Shahrukh, another cricketer Mohammed Azharuddeen was popular because of his name. The Kerala cricketer also caught the eye with his performance. He was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
There is another cricketer in this group, whose name was discussed like Shahrukh and Azharuddeen. He is Sachin Baby. When 32-year old Sachin was included in Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), many wondered if Arjun Tendulkar was introduced as Sachin Baby! Sachin’s son Arjun himself, however, got the discussion by getting a team in Mumbai Indians.
However, Shahrukh’s inclusion in Punjab has garnered the most discussion. Those who do not know about cricket – they may think that Shahrukh has left his team and gone down to play in the IPL for another team!