Watch: Shah Rukh Khan gives approval to Angkrish Raghuvanshi to become a great player with a class gesture

Angkrish Raghuvanshi gets standing ovation from Shah Rukh Khan

He Calcutta Knights Riders (KKR) Co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was present in the stands on Wednesday, April 3, for the I’s 16th matchIndian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

KKR unleashed 18-year-old Angkrish Raghuvanshi in the match against Rishabh Pant & Co. The batsman was sent to the number 3 position to bat with Sunil Narine after Phil Salt’s dismissal in the fifth over of the first innings.

From the first ball, Raghuvanshi played an attacking style of cricket and complimented his batting partner Sunil Narine very well, who went all out and scored a magnificent half-century.

Raghuvanshi never looked like he was new to the scene and played some sensational shots, including an outrageous reverse knock en route to his half-century. He achieved the feat off 25 balls, with 4 fours and 3 sixes.

When the young man turned fifty, Shah Rukh Khan along with the entire stadium stood up to applaud the youngsters. The King of Bollywood was also seen giving a thumbs up after applauding the batsman.

Watch: Shah Rukh Khan gives thumbs up to Angkrish Raghuvanshi

Angkrish Raghuvanshi was finally dismissed by Anrich Nortje in the 14th over. He returned to the hut after scoring 54 runs off 27 balls, with 5 fours and 3 sixes, as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted 272/7 on the board, which was the second highest score in Indian history . Premier League (IPL).

Speaking during the mid-innings break after his knock, Angkrish Raghuvanshi stated that he was simply reacting with his shots to whatever ball he faced. He also revealed that he’s been getting into the nets a lot in recent weeks.

He also emphasized on bowling well in the second innings, which KKR certainly did to defeat the Rishabh Pant-led team and become the highest-ranked team in IPL 2024. Raghuvanshi explained:

“I just wanted to look at the ball and react. I had been working in the nets for the last few weeks, I just had fun watching Sunil play. After watching the SRH match, nothing is a winning result, we will have to bowl well. He plays in the right channels and forces them to make mistakes.”

The 18-year-old’s performance in his debut innings greatly impressed veteran commentator Harsha Bhogle, who took to his X account to praise the batsman for his class and confidence.

‘How does India take advantage of this incredible talent on display? Every day a new flower blooms. Raghuvanshi looks very elegant and confident. And I’m still only 18! ”Wrote the legendary commentator on the official name of him X of him.

Former Australia national cricket team player Tom Moody also took to X to claim that the KKR youngster seems very organized and bats a bit like Shubman Gill.

“Another interesting player discovered, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, seems very organized. It’s fair to say there’s a bit of Shubman Gill in his game! #DCvKKR,” said the former Australian national cricket team player.