Tamil Nadu made history in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy history by winning the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021/22 championship. They have become the first team to win the title three times. Shahrukh Khan was the hero for Tamil Nadu as his last-ball six helped the team defeat Karnataka in the final match.
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu qualified for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021/22 after dominating in the previous rounds. The match happened at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. Tamil Nadu captain Vijay Shankar won the toss and invited Karnataka to bat first. R Sai Kishore dismissed Rohan Kadam in the first over, and soon he dismissed the opposition team captain Manish Pandey. Kishore completed his three-wicket haul by accounting for BR Sharath’s wicket.
A 37-ball 46 from Abhinav Manohar helped Karnataka cross the 150-run mark. They finished with 151/7 in their 20 overs. Kishore was the best bowler for Tamil Nadu, returning with figures of 3/12.
Chasing 152 to become 3-time Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy winners, Tamil Nadu started slowly. Opener Narayan Jagadeesan aggregated 41 runs off 46 deliveries, while captain Vijay Shankar scored 18 runs off 22 deliveries. It seemed like Karnataka would win the match, but a special innings from Shahrukh Khan denied them the win.
Shahrukh Khan turned the match with a 15-ball 33*
Shahrukh Khan played an unbelievable cameo of 33 runs from just 15 deliveries and helped the Tamil Nadu cricket team win the match on the final ball. Five runs were needed off the last ball, and Khan smacked a maximum. Here’s how Twitter reacted to that shot:
WHAT. A. FINISH! 👌 👌— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) November 22, 2021
A last-ball SIX from @shahrukh_35 does the trick! 💪 💪
Tamil Nadu hold their nerve & beat the spirited Karnataka side by 4 wickets to seal the title-clinching victory. 👏 👏 #TNvKAR #SyedMushtaqAliT20 #Final
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/RfCtkN0bjq pic.twitter.com/G2agPC795B
The final solely belongs to 2 players from Tamilnadu, @saik_99 with the ball and @shahrukh_35 with the bat, and it was fitting to see them both at the crease WINNING it for @TNCACricket at the end.— DK (@DineshKarthik) November 22, 2021
They’re knocking the doors of TEAM INDIA nice n hard. #BestintheBusiness❤️ #SMAT
Shahrukh Khan is the hero for Tamil Nadu, need 5 runs in the final ball and he smashed a six. What a hit, SRK in the Syed Mushtaq Ali final.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 22, 2021
shahrukh khan did the job 🔥🔥!!— ABHISHEK BAMNAVAT 🇮🇳 (@Coverdrive01) November 22, 2021
Tamilnadu become the Champions of syed mustaq ali Trophy 2021!!
5 needed from 1 ball at one time and shahrukh did 😀 #SyedMushtaqAliTrophy #TNvKAR pic.twitter.com/psXpbmhwAz
Shahrukh Khan the beast, a six on the final ball.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 22, 2021
Tamil Nadu are the champions of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. What a win for them, what a final.
5 needed off 1 and SRK hits a six off the final ball to take Tamil Nadu over the line! 💥💥💥— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) November 22, 2021
Shahrukh Khan, you beauty! ❤️
In the end, it had to be SRK who wins all the hearts! ❤️#SyedMushtaqAliTrophy #SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings
It’s time Shahrukh Khan transitions from one yellow jersey to another. Make it happen da @ChennaiIPL— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) November 22, 2021
When Shahrukh Khan came to bat Tamil Nadu needed 54 runs from 24 balls and he scored 33* runs from 15 balls including 1 Four and 3 Sixes against Karnataka in the Final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. What an Innings from Shahrukh Khan. pic.twitter.com/e2NXyVzHHw— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) November 22, 2021
Shahrukh Khan has shown, once again, during this #SyedMushtaqAliTrophy that Punjab Kings should have used him better.— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) November 22, 2021