Not a lot of people knew about the Tamil Nadu cricketer, Shah Rukh Khan until Punjab Kings bought his services at the IPL 2021 Auctions, conducted on 18th February 2021. He grabbed headlines after being roped in by Punjab Kings at a whopping amount of 5.25 crores.
Some of the ardent cricket fans had anticipated it much earlier because of his stupendous show for his state team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. Shah Rukh Khan played an instrumental role in helping Tamil Nadu win the SMAT 2021. Batting lower down the order, he played several notable cameos for his side.
He was born on 27th May, 1995 and hails from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. The 25-year-old comes from a cricketing background. His father too was a cricketer, while his young brother has also played several leagues in the state.
He did his schooling from the Don Bosco School and St. Bede’s school. Both the schools have a history of producing some world-class cricketing talents. Impressive performances in the age-group helped him rise through the ranks pretty quickly.
He first grabbed the eyeballs after impressing in the inaugural tournament organized by the Chennai Super Kings in 2012. The Tamil Nadu cricketer was adjudged as the all-rounder of the tournament.
Shah Rukh continued his fine form and impressed in the following coach Behar Trophy. In 8 innings, he amassed 624 runs and picked 8 wickets. However, despite exhibiting top-notch performances, he wasn’t picked in India’s squad for the 2014 Under-19 World Cup.
Nevertheless, he was included in Tamil Nadu’s state team in both T20 and limited over’s side. At 18 years of age, the cricketer made his T20 and List A debut for the Tamil Nadu state team. He, however, had to wait for 4 long years to make his first-class cricket debut.
He has been a consistent performer for his state for a few years now. The 25-year-old was invited for trials by Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2020. However, he failed to impress the management. He didn’t get a buyer last season. A prolific season with the bat in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy has helped him fetch a contract this year.
Shah Rukh Khan Height: – NA
Weight: – NA
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 27 May 1995
Shah Rukh Khan Age (As on Feb 2021): 25
Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
School: Don Bosco School, St. Bede’s
Major Teams: Lyca Kovai Kings, Madurai Super Giant, Punjab Kings, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Under-16s, Tamil Nadu Under-19s, Tamil Nadu Under-22s
Shah Rukh Khan IPL Team: Punjab Kings (Bought at 5.25 Cr INR in IPL 2021 Auction)
Shah Rukh Khan Batting Stats
Matches: 5 , Runs: 231, Average: 33.00
List A Cricket:
Matches: 22, Runs: 360 , Average: 40
Matches: 31, Runs: 293, Average: 18.3
Hobbies: Swimming, Watching movies
Favourite Cricketers: Kane Williamson
Favourite Sportspersons: Kane Williamson
Favourite Actor: RajniKanth
Favourite Food: N/A
Shah Rukh Khan Wife and Children
Marital status: Unmarried
Shah Rukh Khan Girlfriend: NA
Player of the inaugural Junior Super Kings Tournament in 2012
It was his maternal aunt who persuaded his parent to name him after the Bollywood actor. Apparently, his aunt is a huge fan of Bollywood actor of Shah Rukh Khan.
“My mother’s (Lubna Khan) cousins persuaded my parents to name me after Shah Rukh Khan. I do enjoy his movies as well. But cricket was always my first love. My brother and I would accompany our father to his games as kids. We were fascinated by the sport.”
He is a movie buff and is a die-hard fan of Rajnikanth.
His father was also a cricketer and played league cricket in the state.
Apart from being a successful cricketer, he was also a swimming champion at the Junior level.