As Punjab Kings roped in Tamil Nadu teen Shahrukh Khan – who was named after the Bollywood famous person – on the IPL 2021 Public sale on Thursday, the social media went abuzz with individuals calling it a ‘reunion of kinds’ for the crew’s co-owner Priety Zinta and the Bollywood famous person Shah Rukh Khan.
Within the media interplay too, Zinta was requested whether or not she has had an opportunity to inform Khan concerning the Punjab Kings’ new recruit?
A smiling Zinta mentioned: “No. I instructed Aryan (SRK’s son, who was current within the public sale for KKR). It was form of candy. I’m ready to name him up and inform him that. I get a whole lot of messages from individuals, asking – ‘who is that this Shah Rukh Khan?’ I hope that he reveals on the bottom who he’s to everyone on the market. We’re excited to have him. So, let’s wait and watch.”
Shahrukh was snapped up by the Kings for a whopping Rs 5.25 crore for his big-hitting prowess that he displayed throughout the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
The 25-year previous had a base worth of Rs 20 lakh, however an intense bidding noticed the Zinta co-owned crew settling for him.
Named after the Bollywood icon on the suggestion of his mom’s cousin – who’s a die-hard Shah Rukh Khan fan – the batsman now needs to let the willow do the speaking.
The re-branded Punjab outfit additionally purchased Dawid Malan and Zinta was glad to have him on board. “He was on our record. He’s a implausible participant and we’re thrilled to have him. We obtained actually, actually fortunate with him,” she mentioned.
This being a mini public sale, the groups made some good buys. Requested concerning the strategy on selecting uncapped gamers, Zinta mentioned: “There’s a whole lot of analysis that goes behind it. You actually have to choose gamers that suit your slots, all of the weaknesses you had within the earlier years, you attempt to make your strengths within the coming public sale.”
“However sure, there may be going to be an enormous public sale subsequent yr, they are going to be completely different guidelines for it so we do not know but… So we’re taking it as this explicit season and see how issues go.”
Regardless of being a part of the IPL since 2008, a title has eluded the aspect and now with some good buys, the crew administration hopes that there’s a change in fortune.