The Asian Age



Mumbai, April 17: Entrusted with the task of finishing off matches, Punjab Kings batsman M Shahrukh Khan says he has the ability to adapt and skills to bat anywhere.Khan made 47 off 36 balls and helped Punjab cross 100 in their IPL match against Chennai Super Kings here on Friday.

“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.

“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.

“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.

The 25-year-old righthande­r said it was a good learning curve to play in the presence of top players. “The way they are having conversati­ons with people around the team... Pooran, Gayle, Malan and obviously Rahul. It’s really going to improve your batting and obviously new to IPL.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India