Twitter Erupts As Shahrukh Khan's Last-Ball Six Takes Tamil Nadu To Syed Mushtaq Ali 2021-22 Title
Twitter Erupts As Shahrukh Khan's Last-Ball Six Takes Tamil Nadu To Syed Mushtaq Ali 2021-22 Title

With 5 runs required off the last ball, Shahrukh Khan dispatched a leg-stump length ball over the deep square leg boundary to take Tamil Nadu over the line a thrilling run-chase, defeating Karnataka in the final and successfully defending their Syed Mushtaq Ali title, which they’d won last season.

Chasing 152, Hari Nishanth got off to a brisk start, slamming 2 sixes and a four during his 23-run knock off 12 balls. Skipper Vijay Shankar (18 off 22) and opener N Jagadeesan (41 off 46) held onto their wickets but couldn’t quite hit the boundaries before both were dismissed on consecutive deliveries by KC Cariappa.

Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan. Image-Twitter

55 runs were needed from the last four overs. Enter Shahrukh Khan, The right-hander blasted and six and a four to Darshan MB and another maximum to Vidyadhar Patil but lost partners at the other end.

With 16 needed off the last over, bowled by Prateek Jain, a thick edge from Sai Kishore’s bat found the boundary line. A couple of wides and quick running on the penultimate ball cut the equation down to 5 off 1 with Shahrukh Khan on strike who made the most of a bad delivery and remained unbeaten on 33 from 15 balls.

Earlier, Karnataka had been rocked inside the powerplay with Sai Kishore and Sanjay Yadav taking out the top three of Rohan Kadam, Manish Pandey, and Karun Nair.

Abhinav Manohar’s 46 and Praveen Dubey’s 33 kept them in the hunt for a decent total before Jagadeesha Suchith whacked 18 runs from 7 balls to take Karnataka to 151.

After his heroics, Shahrukh Khan said: “There were a lot of things in my mind, but I tried to keep it simple. The ball was rough and the wicket was slow, so I wanted to connect it off the middle. I was waiting to hit it over long-on, and I got the room to get it over square leg. We played a bit slow in the middle, but that’s the trend of our team – the roles are well-defined, and the top order had trust in me and Mohammed. He (Mohammed) has been a special talent so thanks to him. It has been a special thing to hit a last-ball six. I’ll remember this for a long time.”

Twitter hailed Shahrukh Khan’s outstanding efforts.

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