Shahrukh Khan (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Shahrukh Khan is an Indian cricketer from Tamil Nadu. He is an all-rounder, primarily a batsman who also bowls off-spin.

Wiki/Biography

Masood Shahrukh Khan was born on Saturday, 27 May 1995 (age 28 years; as of 2023) in Chennai. His zodiac sign is Gemini. While growing up in Velachery, Chennai, Shahrukh attended Don Bosco School. He finished his schooling at St. Bede’s following which he attended Guru Nanak College. While studying in school, he developed an interest in cricket.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 2″

Weight (approx.): 85 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Hazel Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 44″, Waist: 34″, Biceps: 14″

Shahrukh Khan

Family

Parents & Siblings

Shahrukh Khan’s father, Masood Khan, is a former club cricketer who played in Chennai’s second division league. His mother, Lubina Khan, is a boutique owner. He has a younger brother named Akram Khan, a cricketer who plays in the fourth division.

Wife

Shahrukh Khan is unmarried.

Career

School/Age-group Cricket

After receiving his initial lessons at the SDAT Academy and Kedar CA in Chennai, Shahrukh Khan represented Tamil Nadu in age-group cricket. by the time he turned 13, he had begun playing league cricket. He performed well in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy by scoring 624 runs and taking 18 wickets. His performance earned him the best all-rounder award in the first edition of the Junior Chennai Super Kings tournament.

Shahrukh Khan receiving an award during an age group cricket tournament in 2012

Shahrukh Khan receiving an award during an age group cricket tournament in 2012

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First Class and List A

In 2011-12, he was signed by UFCC (T. Nagar) in the first division, and in 2012-13, he played for Indian Bank. On 27 February 2014, Shahrukh made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2013–14 Vijay Hazare Trophy. On 6 December 2018, he made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.

Shahrukh Khan playing in a domestic match

Shahrukh Khan playing in a domestic match

He was part of the Tamil Nadu team that won the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Shahrukh Khan (extreme right) with the Tamil Nadu team that won Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy trophy in 2021

Shahrukh Khan (extreme right) with the Tamil Nadu team that won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy trophy in 2021

T20 Franchise

In 2014, he made his T20 debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy where he scored 21 in just 8 balls. He was later picked by the Trichy franchise in the Tamil Nadu T20 League. In the 2018 edition of the state T20 league, he scored 325 runs in 9 games for the Kovai franchise. In 2019, he captained Hindustan College at Red Bull Campus Cricket, where he was awarded ‘Player of the Tournament.’ In 2021, he was appointed captain of the Lyca Kovai Kings for the 2021 Tamil Nadu Premier League.

Shahrukh Khan playing for the Lyca Kovai Kings in the Tamil Nadu Premier League

Shahrukh Khan playing for the Lyca Kovai Kings in the Tamil Nadu Premier League

Indian Premier League (IPL)

Shahrukh Khan made his IPl debut for Punjab Kings in the 2021 edition of the tournament; the Punjab franchise bought him for a sum of Rs. 5.25 crore. In the 2022 edition of the game, the Punjab franchise bought him for Rs. 9 crore. He was retained by the Punjab Kings for the 2023 season.

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Shahrukh Khan was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 5.25 crore in 2021

Shahrukh Khan was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs. 5.25 crore in 2021

In the 2024 IPL auction, he was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs. 7.4 crore, becoming the ninth most valuable player in the auction.

Shahrukh Khan was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs. 7.40 crore in the 2024 IPL auction

Shahrukh Khan was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs. 7.40 crore in the 2024 IPL auction

T20I

In January 2022, Shahrukh Khan was among the two players who were named as standby players in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their home series against the West Indies.

Awards

In 2023, he was awarded the “Cricketer of the Year” award by Tamil Nadu Cricket.

Shahrukh Khan receiving the Cricketer of the Years award given by Tamil Nadu Cricket

Shahrukh Khan receiving the Cricketer of the Year award given by Tamil Nadu Cricket

Car Collection

He owns a Classic Kingsway car.

Shahrukh Khan's Instagram post about his Classic Kingsway car

Shahrukh Khan’s Instagram post about his Classic Kingsway car

Salary

In the 2024 IPL auction, he was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs. 7.4 crore.

Favourites

Facts/Trivia

  • He was named after a celebrated Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan, as his mother’s cousins were huge fans of the star. Shahrukh says,

    My mother’s cousins were huge fans and they practically forced my parents to name me after him.”

  • According to Shahrukh, he developed an interest in cricket when he turned 11 before which he was a passionate swimmer.
  • Shahrukh gives credit to his parents, personal coach L. Venkatanarayanan, trainer Azhariah Prabhakar, S. Sharath, and R.I. Palani for his rise in cricket.
  • Even after performing well in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy, he was not selected for the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In an interview, he recalled his disappointment in not getting selected for the U-19 World Cup. He said,

    When I failed to make the U-19 World Cup squad, it shattered my confidence.”

  • When Shahrukh was playing at Red Bull Campus Cricket in 2019, was spotted by scouts of Rajasthan Royals who selected him for a trial with the team in Nagpur; however, he was later picked by KL Rahul’s Punjab team.
  • After he was picked by the Punjab Kings in the 2021 IPl auction, Punjab Kings owner Preity Zinta looked at the Kolkata Knight Riders table and shouted,

    We’ve got Shahrukh.”

    Shahrukh Khan with Preity Zinta

    Shahrukh Khan with Preity Zinta

    The incident went viral on the internet, and netizens called it ‘Bollywood meets cricket’ and ‘Veer meets Zara.’

  • His maiden IPl cap was handed over to him by Chris Gayle.
  • He is known for his power-hitting ability against pace and is considered a quality finisher.
  • He often shares his workout pictures on social media.
    Shahrukh Khan doing workout in a gym

    Shahrukh Khan doing the workout in a gym

  • As a kid, he would often play tennis ball cricket.
  • Shahrukh Khan studied at St. Bede’s school which has produced cricketers like Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
  • He plays with jersey number 35 in the IPL.
    Shahrukh Khan's IPL jersey number

    Shahrukh Khan’s IPL jersey number

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