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Shahrukh Khan Reveals He Considers MS Dhoni As His Idol
By CricShots - Feb 2, 2022 6:06 pm
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Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction, Tamil Nadu batter, Shahrukh Khan has stated that he considers MS Dhoni as his idol, and wants to become a finisher like the former Indian skipper. Shahrukh has been included as one of the two stand-by players in the India squad for the upcoming home series against West Indies. Recently, BCCI finalized the Indian squads for the limited-overs series against West Indies, which begins on February 6.

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Shahrukh Khan played a decent knock

The West Indies tour of India consists of three ODIs followed by three T20Is, and Rohit Sharma will be commencing his full-time ODI captaincy stint during the white-ball series against West Indies. The selectors have also announced Shahrukh Khan and R Sai Kishore as stand-by players in the T20I squad. Shahrukh earned a name for himself after his stellar performances with the bat for the Punjab Kings in IPL 2021.

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Shahrukh Khan had amassed 153 runs from 11 matches for PBKS in the 14th edition of the cash-rich league and scored at a strike rate of 134.21. Meanwhile, during a recent conversation with the Times of India, Shahrukh Khan said, “I idolize MS Dhoni and want to finish games the way he did for India. I have always looked up to Dhoni and I want to become a finisher like him. “When I go to the crease, I am mentally prepared and don’t think about the pressure.”

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Shahrukh Khan helped Tamil Nadu to win the final

He further added, “I keep calm and play my game. I know how to shift gears as per match situations. I always want to get the job done for my team. I don’t let the pressure hit me when I go to the crease. When you think about your individual performance rather than the team, then the pressure can be clearly seen on your face. And, I put my team first, not me. I don’t think about myself. That’s why I don’t feel pressure.”

In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final in November 2021, Shahrukh Khan okayed a fiery knock of 33 not out from 15 balls and hit a huge six off the final delivery of the innings to help Tamil Nadu to lift the title by defeating Karnataka in the summit clash. As a result of his knick, he managed to grab the attention of the selectors. 

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Talking about the same, Shahrukh Khan said, “The path is clear now. I am very happy. I have managed to grab the attention of the selectors. If you had asked me a year back, I would have said I am not ready, but if you ask me now, I will say ‘yes, I am prepared to don the India jersey’. I am ready now. I can say this with my head held high. It is a dream that I have been living. I am really excited to be a part of the team. Looking forward to learning a lot.”