There had been lots of massive buys on the IPL 2021 public sale in Chennai on Thursday (February 18) however nobody generated extra Bollywood curiosity than an uncapped cricketer from Tamil Nadu. It was none aside from younger TN batsman Shahrukh Khan, who went for a formidable sum of Rs 5.25 crore to Punjab Kings – up from from base value of Rs 20 lakh.
But the truth that he went to Preity Zinta co-owned Punjab Kings, was what acquired social media in a tizzy. In truth the TN batsman was named after Bollywood star and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) proprietor Shah Rukh Khan – Preity Zinta’s co-star in many a Bollywood blockbuster.
The information was shared on Twitter by the official deal with of the IPL. “Shahrukh Khan, with a base value of 20 Lac, is attracting curiosity on the #IPLAuction. @Vivo_India. He goes to @PunjabKingsIPL for five.25Cr INR @Vivo_India #IPLAuction – WOW,” the tweets learn.
Shahrukh Khan, the cricketer, is a 25-year-old is a big-hitting middle-order batsman who’s fast to get the 30s and 40s which might be so essential in T20. Making his T20 debut with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2018, Khan was quickly seen for his abilities and his big-hitting means whereas taking part in for the Tamil Nadu premier league.
IPL’s official Twitter deal with tweeted Zinta’s response on their web page with the caption, “When you get a sure ‘Shahrukh Khan’ in your facet.”
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021
Many fans had hilarious reactions to it. “Finally Veer & Zaara met. #IPLAuction,” one wrote, referring to Yash Chopra’s Veer-Zaara, a movie about star-crossed lovers, starring Shah Rukh and Preity in the lead roles.
Finally Veer & Zaara met. #IPLAuction
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) February 18, 2021
“Priety Zinta helps SRK make his IPL debut after she debuted with SRK,” one other wrote, referring to Preity’s first launch, Dil Se, in which she was solid reverse Shah Rukh. “SRK n zinta in similar crew now,” a 3rd wrote. “After KKR now Punjab additionally acquired a SRK,” was what one other fan wrote.