Tuesday, June 6, 2023

IPL 2023: I was confident I could finish in the last over, says Shahrukh Khan after PBKS’ win over LSG

Shahrukh Khan claimed that he was confident that he could finish the game in the last over after guiding PBKS to a thrilling win over Lucknow Super Giants on Saturday in IPL 2023.

The match in Lucknow saw LSG post a total of 159 in their 20 overs on the back of KL Rahul’s 74 as the rest of the batters struggled to get going. The chase for PBKS wasn’t a straightforward one as they lost a couple of early wickets.

The scoring rate wasn’t high at one point before Sikandar Raza decided to turn up the hit and started scoring freely to get to his maiden IPL fifty. But Raza’s wicket meant that the onus was on Shahrukh to finish off the game for PBKS.

The Tamil Nadu batter did just that as he scored 23 off just 10 balls to seal the game in the final over of the match and got PBKS the two-wicket win with just three balls to spare.

Speaking after the match, Shahrukh said that it was important to play a par game in the run chase and praised Raza for setting up the game for him.

The PBKS batter revealed that his mindset in the chase was to stay with the ball and said that the practice was working out for him. Shahrukh said that he doesn’t prefer cheeky shots and wants to use his muscles to good effect.

Sharukh concluded by saying he was confident of finishing the game in the last over.

“Really feeling good, after the first innings, it was important to play a par game (in the chase). Raza played superbly and set it up for me. My mindset was just to stay with the ball, the practice is working out to me,” said Shahrukh Khan.

“I’m powerful, cheeky shots don’t work for me, so I try to hit straight and it’s good to use my muscles. I just told Brar to go for the big hit since it was the last (5th) ball of the over, unfortunately he got out, but I was confident I could finish in the last over.”

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