It was a blockbuster show at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, as Shahrukh Khan does an MS Dhoni and led his team Tamil Nadu to Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy win with the last-ball six. Five runs were needed off the last ball and it was Tamil Nadu’s sensational batsman Shahrukh Khan who took the match away as he smashed the winning runs against Karnataka in the final clash of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Shahrukh Khan played a stunning cameo of 33-runs off 15 balls that helped Tamil Nadu win the thrilling match by 4 wickets. Shahrukh Khan Chasing a target of 152 runs, Tamil Nadu got off to a powerful start as openers Hari Nishanth and N Jagadeeshan put on 29 runs for the first wicket. However, the partnership soon came to an end as Nishanth was sent back to the pavilion.
Jagadeesan was then joined by Sai Sudharsan in the middle and the duo kept on moving the scoreboard at a brisk pace. Karan Nair provided the much-needed breakthrough to Karnataka by getting rid of Sudharsan (9) reducing Tamil Nadu to 51/2 in the eighth over.
Though, the Karnataka bowlers managed to pick wickets at regular intervals but they failed to restrict them from chasing the target. Following the dismissal of Shankar (18) and Jagadeeshan (41) dismissal, the match looked in favor of Karnataka, however, Shahrukh Khan had some other plans.
Shahrukh Khan walked in with all guns blazing as he smashed the Karnataka bowlers to all the corners of the ground while playing a crucial knock of 33-runs off 15 balls. He changed the complexion of the game with his knock, smashing 3 sixes and a boundary. Later, he was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ trophy.
Meanwhile, social media was soon flooded with amazing reactions from the netizens on this. From cricketers, experts and fans, everyone showered praises on Shahrukh Khan for his batting heroics.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Two years ago , lost in the last ball in a final and to dig deep n find a way to win against the same opponent on the Last ball was great too watch. Well done to Karnataka on a brilliant tournament and very well done to @TNCACricket on defending the title.❤️🌟 #smat2021
— DK (@DineshKarthik) November 22, 2021
A moment for Tamil Nadu cricket history, Shahrukh Khan is a champion. pic.twitter.com/4t6KCaadCz
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 22, 2021
Winning a T20 final with a SIX on the last ball:
India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy 2018 (Dinesh Karthik)
Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka, SMAT 2021-22 (Shahrukh Khan)
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) November 22, 2021
Last Ball Finish and #Yellove wins! 💛🦁
Tamilnadu – #SyedMushtaqAliTrophy Winners 🏆
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) November 22, 2021
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) November 22, 2021
5 needed off 1 and SRK hits a six off the final ball to take Tamil Nadu over the line! 💥💥💥
Shahrukh Khan, you beauty! ❤️
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) November 22, 2021
A match and a finish worthy of a final 🤩
Thoroughly deserved 👏🏼#TNvKAR
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) November 22, 2021
Shahrukh Khan the beast, a six on the final ball🏏👌
— Bhargav Ghervada (@bhargavghervada) November 22, 2021
Attt .. Last ball six 🔥 by Sharukh khan..
— Movies For You (@Movies4u_Officl) November 22, 2021
— թɾíվαα (@koffeeinsane) November 22, 2021
Well played boys!!!!!!
Next year nodkolona …..@im_manishpandey syc captaincy!!!!!
Yesthond main players national duty alli edru,ethara fight kotri alwa,
Neevu kanro DodMane avru andre!!!!!!#SMATFinal #smat2021 @kscaofficial1@RanjiKarnataka
— H.S.Mukund Prasad (@HSMukund_Prasad) November 22, 2021
Congrats @shahrukh_35 …what a chase that was. Keep it up!!! You will go places.
— Sunderesan Mahadevan (@sunda_m) November 22, 2021
Teams to win a men's T20 tournament Final in India on the last ball :-
Rajasthan Royals (v CSK) in IPL 2008
Tamil Nadu (v Karnataka) in SMAT 2021-22#SyedMushtaqAliTrophy
— Rhitankar Bandyopadhyay (@rhitankar8616) November 22, 2021
The result notwithstanding a lot of positives from the #SyedMushtaqAliTrophy for Karnataka. They put up a street fight in every match, especially in the knockouts. Abhinav Manohar, @cariappa14 , @Suchithj27 , Vidhyadhar Patil & @karun126 ‘s return to form auger well.
— Manuja (@manujaveerappa) November 22, 2021
Congratulations Tamil Nadu on winning a thrilling final and crowned champions of #SyedMushtaqAliTrophy 💛
Well played runners up Karnataka 🤝
— DHONI Trends™ (@TrendsDhoni) November 22, 2021
Shahrukh Khan today. pic.twitter.com/MrNTdc6yLe
— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) November 22, 2021