Punjab Kings, bought cricketer Shahrukh Khan at Thursday's auction. The cricketer is the namesake of actor Shah Rukh Khan, whose son, Aryan, filled in for him at the auction. Shah Rukh co-owns the Kolkata Knight Riders side. Shared by the official IPL Twitter account, the clip showed Preity, leaning over and yelling, "We got Shahrukh!" to Aryan. Aryan was joined at the auction by Jahnavi Mehta, the daughter of KKR co-owner Juhi Chawla. Juhi took to Twitter, and spoke proudly of the moment. "So happy to see both the KKR kids, Aryan and Jahnavi at the Auction table ..
Punjab Kings went into the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction with the biggest purse among all franchises -- Rs 53.20 crore. They roped in as many as nine players to strengthen their squad ahead of the 14th edition of the IPL. While they spent big money to get Australian pace duo of Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith, one of the highlights of the auction was when Punjab Kings won the bid for Tamil Nadu batsman Shahrukh Khan. Shahrukh after impressing one and all with his big-hitting in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, fetched a Rs 5.25 crore deal from Punjab Kings. Punjab Kings also bagged the number one ranked Twenty20 International batsman Dawid Malan for his base price of Rs 1.5 crore.