MUMBAI: Entrusted with the activity of ending off matches, Punjab Kings batsman M Shahrukh Khan says he has the skill to adapt and skills to bat wherever and see the crew by means of tough conditions.
Khan made 47 off 36 balls and helped Punjab cross 100 in their IPL match towards Chennai Super Kings right 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 mentioned at the put up-match press convention.
“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 assume I’ve actually developed my sport as a finisher in the final couple of years however nonetheless, my core sport continues to be with me- See the ball and play regular cricketing photographs,” he added.
The 25-year-old right-hander said it was a good learning curve to play in the presence of top players.
“The approach they’re having conversations with individuals round the crew… Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, David Malan and clearly KL Rahul. The likes of so many large gamers after they see you in the nets, they are saying sure issues right here and there.
“It’s really going to improve your batting and obviously new to IPL. A long way to go! Will take a lot of things from them, advice and put out there and use it.”
The Tamil Nadu cricketer mentioned coaches Wasim Jaffer and Andy Flower have been serving to enhance his sport and take it to the subsequent stage.
“New to the IPL, different scenario compared to the domestic games but here I’m getting to learn a lot of things. I’m trying to improve my game one per cent every session, having a good time with Wasim Jaffer and Andy Flower. Really having a lot of conversations with them.”
Khan mentioned the wicket at the Wankhede Stadium was a bit slower on Friday. Punjab misplaced the match by six wickets having managed solely 106 for eight after reeling at 27 for 5.
“I think it was a bit slower. Not like the usual Wankhede, what I’ve seen through the years. Really stopped a lot, didn’t expect to play in such a manner. But you know when the dew factor comes in it skids on to the bat really well.
“Yeah, half of the crew inside the dressing however nonetheless it was you already know. Still needed to hold round for a while and you already know assess the pitch a bit extra in order that slog overs can be a bit simpler for me.
“I think if I played that 5 balls in the end in the 20th over, we could’ve scored 20 runs more which would have been a tight game I guess,” the Punjab Kings batter mentioned.