The 25-year outdated Tamil Nadu all-rounder had a base value of Rs 20 lakh however Punjab Kings very fortunately shelled out an enormous sum to safe his providers after a fierce bidding on Thursday.
He grabbed consideration with some power-packed performances as a finisher for Tamil Nadu within the home T20 occasion which his crew finally gained.
After his blistering 49 off 19 balls took TN previous Himachal Pradesh within the quarterfinal from a difficult state of affairs, his 7-ball 18 helped the crew seal the title towards Baroda.
He then attended trials with Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and the Punjab franchise and it is clear he did make an impression.
“This 12 months I had no expectations. To be frank I had nothing in my thoughts (concerning the public sale). Folks have been taking concerning the possibilities of me getting an IPL contract however I didn’t pay an excessive amount of consideration to it,” he informed PTI.
Shahrukh is aware of that IPL is a large platform for any cricketer that helps in getting higher
“The IPL is a really large stage for any cricketer. Right here, you get to play towards and alongside the large names in worldwide cricket. There’s a lot to study by simply interacting with them and watching them.
“It has been the springboard for a lot of cricketers to maneuver on and play for the nation,” the TN batsman, who admires New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for on his on-field model, stated.
Named after the actor on the suggestion of his mom’s cousin, an enormous Shahrukh Khan fan, the right-hand batsman is in search of to create an identification of his personal.
His prospects of bagging an IPL contract have been performed up a few years in the past however that did not occur and resulted in disappointment.
“I used to be upset, if I inform you I wasn’t (upset) I might be mendacity,” he stated. “However overcame it effectively. As a substitute of brooding over it, I simply thought of what subsequent.”
Shahrukh, who made his first-class debut in 2018 after having performed for the state in Listing A and T20s in 2014, rose via the ranks. He was a star in class cricket in Chennai and featured within the aggressive TNCA League aged 13.
“However the stepping as much as the following stage, enjoying for Tamil Nadu was a special problem,” he stated.
After his efforts within the TNPL, he got here again within the Tamil Nadu crew and has made his mark as a finisher within the final two seasons.
He labored on the function as a finisher and that has introduced outcomes.
“I used to be conscious that I needed to hold engaged on my function. Being a finisher meant one has to maintain enhancing abilities as a result of a batsman can get came upon quickly. I’ve labored on my abilities and focussed on hitting areas. There are nonetheless areas to enhance, am simply aiming to enhancing every day,” he added.
He additionally stated his coach Azhariah Prabhakar, with whom he has labored because the age of 15, had helped him get stronger, each bodily and mentally.
“I’ll proceed working with him and attempt to hold enhancing.”