Coach Kumble gets a glimpse of Pollard in the player that Punjab bought for 5.25 crores

Punjab Kings coach Anil Kumble said that Shah Rukh Khan has the ability like West Indies all-rounder Kairan Pollard. (Punjab kings Twitter)

  • Punjab Kings coach Anil Kumble has praised the team’s young batsman Shahrukh Khan. He said that I see a glimpse of the West Indies all-rounder Kairan Pollard in Shah Rukh. Shahrukh is also very happy after receiving praise from the coach.
New Delhi: Punjab Kings franchise director of cricket operations Anil Kumble praised the team’s young batsman Shahrukh Khan. He said that in Shahrukh, he gets a glimpse of West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard.
Kumble bowled Pollard in the nets of the Mumbai Indians and believes that Shah Rukh has the same ability as a Caribbean all-rounder.On this, Kumble said that Shahrukh Khan reminds me a little bit of Pollard. When I was in Mumbai Indians, Pollard was quite dangerous in the nets. I used to bowl a bit in the nets then. I used to tell him that straight shots do not hit much.

I will not try to catch the ball here at all. Now I am old enough and my body does not support me. That is why Shahrukh bats like me, at least I will not bowl in the nets. This is absolutely certain.


It is a big deal to get praise from a legend like Kumble: Shahrukh

Shahrukh is also very happy to hear his praise from Kumble. He said that it is a big thing for me that a veteran player like Kumble said such a thing. I talk a lot with the players present in the Punjab team and the members involved in the support staff. I am getting to learn a lot about the game from them.

Punjab has bought Shahrukh for 5.25 crores

Shahrukh plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket. In this IPL auction, the Preity Zinta-owned Punjab team bought them for Rs 5.25 crore, 20 times more than the base price of 20 lakhs. To buy them, there was a beading war between Punjab,


Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Shahrukh was also very happy when he was selected for the Punjab team. Then he said that the auction had started at around 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. However, my name did not come at that time and we were returning to the hotel by bus to finish the practice session. Then my name came in the auction. My heartbeat increased and I was bought for such a big price.

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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 bowling.



Adil Khan

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