Tamil Nadu defeated Karnataka by a 151-run margin on Tuesday to advance to the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 semi-finals. After being called in to bat first, the Vijay Shankar-led side smashed 354 runs, with middle-order hitter Shahrukh Khan providing the majority of the power.
The 26-year-old hit 79 runs off 39 pitches, including seven boundaries and six sixes. Following some fantastic hitting from Shahrukh, netizens praised him on social media, with some expressing wishing that he would be included in the IPL 2022 auctions.
Tamil Nadu vs. Karnataka: Internet users praise Shahrukh Khan
One Twitter user praised Shahrukh Khan for his great performance against Karnataka, saying he would be astonished if clubs bid less than Rs 8 crores for him in the IPL 2022 auction. The 26-year-old was purchased by the Punjab Kings in the last season of the tournament for a stunning Rs 5.25 crores, implying that his value could climb if he continues to perform at such high levels.
Tamil Nadu defeated Karnataka by 151 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
After being called in to bat first, opener Narayan Jagadeesan smashed a stunning century to set the tone for Tamil Nadu. The 25-year-102-run old’s knock off 101 balls included nine boundaries and a six. Tamil Nadu set a terrific goal of 355 runs for Karnataka to pursue, thanks to cameos from Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore (61), Dinesh Karthik (44), Baba Indrajith (31) and a brilliant finish from Shahrukh Khan.
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Karnataka were held to 203 runs in response, thanks to some superb bowling from the likes of R Silambarasan and Washington Sundar. Silambarasan took four wickets and allowed 36 runs in his eight-over performance, while Sundar took three wickets and allowed 43 runs in his nine overs.