IPL 2021: Virender Sehwag mighty impressed by Punjab Kings youngster, backs him to hit T20 ton- India batsman Virender Sehwag was all praise for Punjab Kings youngster Shahrukh Khan who has impressed everyone with his swashbuckling batting in phase 1 of the IPL 2021. He said that the right-handed batsman reminds him of young Kieron Pollard who can smash big strokes at will.
“He reminds us of a young Pollard when he had just come into the IPL. Everyone was running after him because he could just stand and hit sixes off bowlers. Shahrukh has the same quality. Although he has played those little innings and hasn’t played a big knock. But the lower you bat in the line-up, there’s only so much he can do,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
He feels that if Shahrukh Khan gets an opportunity to bat higher in the order, he can hit a century.
“If he can be given a chance to bat higher, the day he clicks, he could even hit a century. He is the kind of player for whom it doesn’t matter what happened the previous ball. Many batsmen thing ‘Oh, I got beaten, this one turned’. Those who don’t think about the previous ball, they have a higher success rate,” Sehwag explained.
Shahrukh Khan was bought for Rs 5.25 which is more than ten times his base price of Rs 50 lakh. His scores in IPL 2021 reads: 6*, 47, 15*, 22, 13, 0 and 4. The 25-year-old is yet to smash a century in professional cricket with a high score of 92* in First-class cricket.
As far scoring centuries in IPL 2021 are concerned, Devdutt Padikkal (RCB), Saju Samson (119) and Jos Buttler (RR) smashed centuries in the cash-rich league.
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