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“Want To Finish Games The Way He Did For India” – Shahrukh Khan On MS Dhoni

Shahrukh Khan MS Dhoni
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The young batsman from Tamil Nadu Shahrukh Khan is touted as the best finisher in Indian cricket at present. His stocks have magnified by thousand folds in the last couple of years. As he knocks on the door of international cricket, Shahrukh wants to emulate his idol MS Dhoni and finish games for India.

The former Indian captain is considered to be one of the best finishers to have played the game. His big-hitting skills and the ability to remain calm and cool in pressure situations earned him widespread praise.

In a recent interview with Timesofindia.com, Shahrukh Khan stated that he wants to do what MS Dhoni did for the nation. The middle-order batsman said:

“I idolise 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.”

Shahrukh Khan added:

“When I go to the crease, I am mentally prepared and don’t think about the pressure. 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.”

After his exemplary performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, including a match-winning knock in the final, Shahrukh Khan has been in the wings of the national side.

I am prepared to don the India jersey – Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan

The 26-year-old has said that he is ready to wear the Indian jersey as he had done everything and managed to grab the attention of the selectors.

“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,” Shahrukh Khan added. 

He has been added to India’s squad as a reserve player for the upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies.


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