Shahrukh Khan, the powerful Tamil Nadu batter, has admitted that he is curious for the upcoming IPL auction in Bengaluru, even as he has been featured as one of India’s reserves for the T20I leg of the upcoming home series against West Indies.
“Of course, it [thoughts about the auction] is there somewhere in my mind, but I am not going to let it affect my preparations for the next day,” Shahrukh, who is currently undergoing mandatory quarantine, told ESPNcricinfo. He was drafted into Punjab Kings’ squad for INR 5.25 crore ahead of IPL 2021, and though his opportunities with the team were limited, he has built a massive reputation in domestic cricket.
That was clearly seen to all during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final against Karnataka last November, where he scored an unbeaten 15-ball 33 to win his squad the championship, sealing the final with a six off the last ball. Shahrukh, who revealed that his entire family was enjoying their dinner when news of his selection for the West Indies T20Is was announced, feels he would play a similar style of cricket if picked for India during the series.