IPL 2021 is going to start from 9 April. Punjab Kings is also set to show strength in the field. Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble has praised the Indian youth player Shah Rukh Khan. Anil Kumble has compared him to Kieron Pollard. He said that the way he bats in the nets reminds me of Kieron Pollard. Kieron Pollard’s Gitney is one of the most powerful hitters in the T20. Punjab Kings shared a video on Twitter on Sunday. In this video, Anil Kumble is seen praising Shahrukh Khan. Shahrukh, reminds me of Kieron Pollard when I was with Mumbai Indians 4 to 5 years ago. I used to bowl a bit in the nets at that time.
Then I used to tell Pollard not to hit too many shots on the front side, I am not going to catch the ball. Because I am old enough. In the same way, Shah Rukh is also putting shots in the nets and reminding me of Pollard. In this video, Shah Rukh Khan is also sharing the experience of auctioning and joining Punjab Kings. His base prize was 2 million. He said that when my name came up in the auction, my heart was beating hard. Shahrukh Khan did not sell in IPL 2020. But this time, impressed by his hits, he was bought by Punjab Kings for 5 crores. He was instrumental in the Tamil Nadu victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
He said about joining Punjab Kings that I am talking to everyone here and I am getting to learn a lot. The IPL 2021 will begin with the match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 9 April. On 12 April, the Punjab Kings team will face Rajasthan Royals for the first time.