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Chennai20 minutes agoAuthor: Rajkishore
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In the IPL auction, all-rounder Shahrukh Khan has been bought by Preity Zinta’s team Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25 crore. This 25-year-old all-rounder from Tamil Nadu sold for 5.25 crores, ie 26 times more than the base price of 20 lakhs. Bhaskar spoke to Shahrukh after getting such a great contract in the IPL auction. Shahrukh shared with us his name and interesting stories of cricket’s debut. Read our questions and answers from Shahrukh …
Did you believe that a team would buy you?
Shahrukh: Yes, I was confident that this time in IPL, I will buy some franchise. Last year also I was in the final list of auction. This time many teams took my trial after a good performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. This time I was sure that I would definitely get a chance to play with some team. I’m happy. My dream is to do well in the IPL and join Team India.
You got a price 26 times higher, was that the idea?
Shahrukh: Didn’t think so much. If the base price was 20 lakhs, it was expected that someone would buy for 50 lakhs. I am very happy that Punjab Kings has bought me by paying so much more than the base price.
How does it feel to join Punjab Kings?
Shahrukh: It is a great pleasure. The team’s owner is excited to meet Preity Zinta. There will be a chance to learn under the supervision of senior cricketers like Anil Kumble.
Why is your name Shahrukh Khan named?
Shahrukh: Mama was a fan of Shahrukh Khan’s acting. He was a big fan of SRK, so he was the one who named me Shahrukh Khan.
Tell me something about your family?
Shahrukh: Papa is a small businessman. Mother runs a boutique. We are two brothers. My younger brother currently plays in the Junior League of Tamil Nadu.
Tell me something about your cricket?
Shahrukh: I am an all-rounder. Pace bowling with batting. Cricket started at the age of 13. Fast bowling did not start by looking at any fast bowler. Actually, when I used to play street cricket, friends used to give me bowling. I started bowling fast and then I started enjoying it too. Bowled with the school team as well. I have also played under-16 and under-19 for Tamil Nadu.