Charged with the task of finishing matches, Punjab Kings batsman M Shahrukh Khan says he has the ability to adapt and the ability to fight anywhere and see the team in difficult situations.
Khan made 47 of 36 balls and helped Punjab cross 100 in them IPL match against Chennai Super Kings here on Friday.
“My role is to play the role of finisher, but you don’t expect to go out and explode in every game because there will be situations where the team comes together and you have to take responsibility and see the team,” he said. at the post-match press conference.
“I am branded as a finalist. I am a good batsman, I had prepared the order for Tamil Nadu for a few years. So, I was in the best order. I have the skills to fight and see the team in difficult situations.
“I think I’ve really developed my game as a finisher in the last few years, but still my main game is still with me – Look at the ball and play normal cricket shots,” he added.
The 25-year-old right-hander said it was a good learning curve to play in the presence of top players.
“The way they talk to people around the team … Nicholas Puran, Chris Gale, David Malan and obviously KL Rahul. Like so many great players, when they see on the net, they say some things here and there.
“It will really improve your watts and obviously new to IPL. A long way! We will take a lot of things from them, tips and use them.”
Tamil Nadu cricket said coaches Wassim Jaffer and Andy Flower were helping to improve his game and take him to the next level.
“New for IPL, a different scenario than home games, but I’ll learn a lot here. I try to improve my game by one percent in each session, having a good time with Wasim Jaffer and Andy Flower. I really had a lot of conversations with them. “
Khan said the gate of Wanhead Stadium was a little slower on Friday. Punjab lost the game by six wickets, scoring just 106 in eight after turning 27 to five.
“I think it was a little slower. Not like the usual Wankhede, what I’ve seen over the years. It really stopped a lot, I didn’t expect to play that way. But you know, when the dew factor came into it, it slipped on the bat really well.
“Yeah, half the team inside the bandage, but it was, you know. I still wanted to hang out for a while, and you know you’re judging the terrain a little more to make it a little easier.”
“I think if I played those five balls at the end of the 20th, we could score 20 more tracks, which would be a close game, I guess,” said the Punjab Kings test.