GT vs RCB: Watch - Ashish Nehra's finger-gesture for Shahrukh Khan after his blistering fifty goes viral

Published - 28 Apr 2024, 05:55 PM | Updated - 28 Apr 2024, 05:58 PM

Shahrukh Khan and Ashish Nehra
Shahrukh Khan and Ashish Nehra {PC:X}

Gujarat Titans (GT) batter Shahrukh Khan repaid the faith of head coach Ashish Nehra in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). The match between the two teams is underway at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

Shahrukh Khan was given the new role by head coach Ashish Nehra as he was promoted up the order. The batter was sent out to bat at No.4 and he made sure that he set the stage on fire with his brutal batting display at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

Shahrukh Khan came out all guns blazing and made sure that he bailed his team out of trouble. The batter came under pressure situation when Gujarat Titans lost both the openers early on. He soaked in the pressure with his counter-attacking innings and put the opposition on the back foot. 

Shahrukh Khan muscled the ball to all the corners of the park and helped his team get momentum. He took almost every bowler to cleaner and oozed his class with the bat at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday (28th April). 

Shahrukh Khan registered his first half-century in the history of the IPL and he reached the milestone with a massive six. As the hard-hitter reached his half-century with a maximum, Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra from the dugout applauded the milestone. He gave a superb sign reaction.

Shahrukh Khan played a blistering innings with the bat and changed the complexion of the game. The batter ended with an innings of 58 runs off 30 balls. He batted with a strike rate of over 193 and also slammed 3 fours and 5 sixes in his innings. 

His innings with the bat helped Gujarat Titans reach the 200-run mark. Along with him, Sai Sudharsan played a vital innings with the ball as well. He scored 84 runs as Gujarat Titans posted a massive total of 200 runs on the board.

Before the game Ashish Nehra told me I might bat at 4, so was prepared - Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan talked about his innings with the bat and said that head coach Ashish Nehra told him that he would be batting at 4. He said that he was prepared well and also talked about his partnership with Sai Sudharsan. Speaking after the first innings, he stated: 

"First time I have come out to bat 4 (in IPL.) Before the game Ashish Nehra told me I might bat at 4, so was prepared in the bus itself. The first over spun a bit, and the pitch dried up. The wicket is spinning but 200 is a good score. 

"I just had to step out and hit straight. Have been working in the nets with our coaches. Good to play along with him (Sai Sudharsan), we have a good relationship. I think so, 200 is enough. It's important to bowl well and restrict them," he concluded.


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