In a moment of light-hearted fun amid all the drama and excitement surrounding the IPL 2021 auction, Punjab Kings co-owner Preity Zinta let out a scream after her team bought uncapped all-rounder Shahrukh Khan for Rs 5.25 crore.
Khan was picked up by Punjab Kings against a starting price of Rs 20 lakh. Following the bid, an excited Preity turned to the Kolkata Knight Riders’ table and screamed “We got Shahrukh”.
KKR, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s team, was populated by Khan’s eldest son Aryan Khan.
Shahrukh Khan, the cricketer, is a 25-year-old is a big-hitting middle-order batsman who is quick to get the 30s and 40s that are so important in T20. Making his T20 debut with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2018, Khan was soon noticed for his skills and became popular playing for the Tamil Nadu premier league.
The fact that there are two Shah Rukhs in this year’s IPL did not go unnoticed by the internet and Preity’s very obvious enthusiasm at scoring Shah Rukh went viral on the internet, further sealing the joke.
IPL’s official Twitter handle tweeted Zinta’s reaction on their page with the caption, “When you get a certain ‘Shahrukh Khan’ in your side”.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021
Punjab Kings also tweeted about the coincidence with an SRK meme.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) February 18, 2021
The video has been going viral since and many have started making memes as well. (news18)