5 players Punjab Kings can release ahead of IPL 2023

    Punjab Kings have not qualified for playoffs since 2014.


    2. Shahrukh Khan

    Shahrukh Khan
    Shahrukh Khan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

    Over the last couple of years, Shahrukh Khan has grown into a prominent name in the Indian domestic circuit. He has grown into a power-hitting finisher, hence, many teams were behind the 27-year-old to sign him up for IPL 2022.

    Punjab Kings shelled out a whopping INR 9 crore to re-sign Shahrukh Khan in the auctions for the Indian Premier League. However, the lanky lad failed to repay the faith and could only score 117 runs in eight games at a strike rate of 108.33. Subsequently, Khan was dropped from playing 11 midway through the season.


    Jitesh Sharma got a chance in his place and the wicketkeeper-batter grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Courtesy of Jitesh’s rise, Punjab Kings are likely to release Shahrukh Khan as it will also add a massive amount of INR 9 crore to their auction purse.