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IPL 2022: Shahrukh Khan’s hit 35-ball 66 vs Mumbai, are Punjab Kings regretting already?

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IPL 2022: Day after not being retained by his IPL franchise Punjab Kings (PBKS), hard-hitting batsman Shahrukh Khan smashed a scintillating 35-ball 66 as his time thrashed a strong Mumbai side by 54 runs in Thumba on Wednesday. Follow IPL 2022 news on InsideSport.IN. 

IPL 2022: Shahrukh Khan’s hit 35-ball 66 vs Mumbai, are Punjab Kings regretting already?

Coming in to bat at number seven position, the tall batsman smoked six fours and five sixes to fire his team to 290/8 in 50 overs. The innings took the sheen away from the defending champions as they lost two wickets in the powerplay and could never recover from there.

The knock from Shahrukh Khan comes days after Punjab Kings (PBKS) decided against retaining the 26-year-old batsman. Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh were the only two players to be retained by the franchise which is yet to win the IP trophy.

Coming at a base price of Rs 20 lakh, Shahrukh Khan was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25 crore in the IPL 2021 auction. The youngster recently won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 for Tamil Nadu with a last ball six.

So far he has played a total of 11 matches for the PBKS and scored 153 runs at an average of 21.86. His strike rate in the cash-rich league has been an impressive 134.21.

IPL 2022: Shahrukh Khan’s hit 35-ball 66 vs Mumbai, are Punjab Kings regretting already?

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