Anil Kumble, the head coach of the Punjab Kings, praised Tamil Nadu cricketer Shahrukh Khan and likened him to West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard. Pollard, a Mumbai Indians batsman in the Indian Premier League (IPL), is one of the most dangerous batsmen in the game’s shortest style. Kumble believes the newcomer has a skill set close to Pollard’s. “He (Shahrukh) reminds me a little bit of Pollard. Pollard in the nets was risky when I was with the Mumbai Indians. I used to bowl in the nets a little, and the first thing I told him was to not strike straight “In a video posted on Punjab Kings’ Twitter, Kumble said.
“I’m not even trying here. I’m a lot older now, and my body can no longer do bowling. So, no, I’m not going to bowl at Shahrukh “Added he.
Punjab Kings acquired Shahrukh in the IPL mini-auction in February, despite his lack of experience. Shahrukh Khan’s base price was Rs 20 lakh, but he was sold for Rs 5.25 crore to Punjab Kings. The Delhi Capitals, RCB, and Punjab Kings all made bids for him, but it was the KL Rahul-led side that came out on top.