Despite constructing a strong team during the major auctions, Punjab Kings’ season fell short of expectations. The Mayank Agarwal-led squad placed sixth in the ten-team points standings after winning seven of their 14 games. If we focus on a single player’s performance, though, England all-rounder Liam Livingstone had a fantastic campaign while playing for the Punjab team.

Livingstone was the second-highest run-getter for the team with 437 runs from 14 games. The all-rounder scored four times over fifty throughout the competition, and he performed just as well when given control of the ball. Another well-known player from the Punjab franchise was Jonny Bairstow, who entered the league later. The wicketkeeper-batter, on the other hand, had a far calmer season than was anticipated of him.

Shahrukh said how being a member of the Punjab franchise and having regular conversations with Bairstow and Livingstone helped his power-hitting when reflecting on the experience. The Punjab Kings squad this year, up to [Kagiso] Rabada, was unquestionably a power-hitting one. Being around these men allows you to learn a lot about their batting style and interpersonal interactions at the nets, according to Shahrukh. “Jonny Bairstow and Livingstone have given me a lot of advice on how to keep hitting regularly in the nets,” he said. I will undoubtedly take the conversations they have had with me for the rest of my cricket career.

The 27-year-old also explained how Julian Wood, the power-hitting coach for the Punjab Kings, helped him hone his abilities. “He utilizes heavy balls and bats to acquire some power in the bat-swing and to create some strength in the forearm as well,” the power-hitting coach said. I don’t want to put too much effort into power-hitting since it comes easily to me and I already have a technique for it. I can strike for power on my own, but Julian Wood helps me maintain my form and other things. He employs large, weighty balls. You cannot even begin to understand how much heavier they are than cricket balls, and when you strike a ball, it will not go. I gained by taking a few points.