The Tamil Nadu batsman Shahrukh Khan has been the talk of the town in the ongoing Indian domestic season. After his performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare trophy, there were already talks that he might be given a chance to play for India soon, but now Shahrukh has scored a hundred in the Ranji trophy as well and that too at a strike rate of more than a run a ball, which is not really a norm in red-ball cricket.
When Shahrukh Khan came out to bat today against a decent bowling attack of Delhi, Tamil Nadu were not really in a great position as they had lost 5 wickets for just 162 runs and the match stood at a stage where Tamil Nadu might have conceded a follow-on with a couple of more wickets at that stage.
But, Shahrukh didn’t just make sure his team didn’t lose any further wickets from there, he counter-attacked Delhi bowlers as well and played as freely as he plays in limited over cricket. Any opportunity that was offered by Delhi bowlers to score boundaries, it wasn’t let go by Shahrukh, as he didn’t show any hesitation in playing the ball in the air and hit it out of the ground.
CSK and Punjab Kings had a fierce bidding war for Shahrukh Khan in IPL mega auction
Recently in the IPL mega auction, there was a fierce bidding war for Shahrukh with CSK and Punjab Kings both going for him, but eventually, CSK had to pull out and the Kings were able to buy Shahrukh at a very high price of 9 crore INR.
After the way Shahrukh played today in the Ranji trophy, the CSK fans on Twitter were of the opinion that the management should have perhaps continued with the bidding for a bit more and shouldn’t have withdrawn at 9 crores. However, the problem with CSK was that they had to buy a lot of others players as well, and they didn’t have a lot of money left in the purse.
Here is how Twitter reacted after Shahrukh Khan slammed a rapid hundred today and scored 194 runs off just 148 balls for Tamil Nadu –
Walked into bat on 162/5 at the stroke of lunch. In just two sessions Shahrukh Khan has made a mockery out of Delhi's first innings score of 452. What a way to get his maiden Ranji trophy hundred!! Ferocious hitting💥💥 pic.twitter.com/u1TesO5p4p
— Arun Ashok (@arunashokhere) February 19, 2022Advertisement
After playing a major role in Tamil Nadu's white-ball campaign this season, M Shahrukh Khan is showing that his red-ball skills are second to none against Delhi in the #RanjiTrophy clash in Guwahati. pic.twitter.com/JHPtyO8srTAdvertisement
— Prasad Ramasubramanian (@PrasadrsTOI) February 19, 2022
Oh Shahrukh Khan fell short of 6 runs for getting his first double century in FC career, but a player like him might not be that disappointed because nervous 90s and all matter least for them, but what a knock he put Tamil Nadu in a leading position now #shahrukh #RanjiTrophy2022
— Shubham Dalmia🇮🇳 (@thesonofsports) February 19, 2022Advertisement
After Yusuf Pathan, the only guy who comes close to absolute brute hitting and ball striking is the name Shahrukh Khan from Tamil Nadu… what a beast what a player 💯💯🔥🔥 #RanjiTrophy2022 #TNvDEL #DELvTNAdvertisement
— Soumya Biswal (@Soumyahere17) February 19, 2022
CSK should have kept 2cr extra for SRK
— Krishna Kumar (@KrishnaKRM) February 12, 2022Advertisement
SRK is smoking fire in ranji. I blame charu sharma for not letting him play for CSK 😤😤Advertisement
— ‘ (@Ashwin_tweetz) February 19, 2022
Release SRK now Punjab please.
— CSK Cheems 💛 (@CheemsCricket) February 19, 2022Advertisement
Sucks that SRK doesn't play for CSK.Advertisement
— Ramesh (@rmshnt27) February 19, 2022
Don’t come at me for this and I know professionalism is one thing but if SRK is not happy playing here and wants to play for CSK, just let him go there man. Don’t need another sour ending just like Rahul 😐
— A (@khogayehamkahan) February 19, 2022Advertisement
Csk should've broken the bank for Shahrukh khan 🥲Advertisement
— Sudharshan (@SayadhaBaba) February 19, 2022