CSK vs PBKS: Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious in a low-scoring affair against Punjab Kings, also registered their first win of the season. While Deepak Chahar shone for CSK with his career-best 4/13, Punjab youngster Shahrukh Khan fought the lone battle for his side.
The 25-year-old scored 47 runs off just 36 balls while all his teammates could barely withstand the might of CSK bowlers. Shahrukh hit four boundaries and two sixes at a strike rate of 130.56 and saved the team from the brink of the innings collapse. Unfortunately, he got dismissed in the final over but played a crucial role in sailing his team to 106/8 in 20 overs.
“My role is playing down the order as a finisher but you don’t expect to go out and blast in every game because there will be situations where the team bundles out and you need to take responsibility and see the team through,” he said at the post-match press conference.
“I’m branded as a complete finisher. I am a good batsman, I was batting up the order for Tamil Nadu for a couple of years. So, I’ve been batting at the top order. I’ve the skill in me to bat and see the team through in tough situations.
The left-handed batsman said playing in the IPL that too against the likes of experienced players has been a massive learning curve for him. In fact, he said he has been working on finishing the game for whichever side he plays for.
“I think I’ve really developed my game as a finisher in the last couple of years but still, my core game is still with me- See the ball and play normal cricketing shots,” he added.