Updated: February 18, 2021 10:11:09 pm
The much-awaited IPL auction 2021 is underway in Chennai on Thursday and while Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders was missing from the event, it was his son Aryan Khan who filled in on this high pressure day. Aryan was photographed sitting next to actor Juhi Chawla’s husband Jay Mehta, co-owner of KKR. Juhi’s daughter Jahnavi was also present at the KKR table. The two were a part of briefings ahead of the auctions. However, things took a slightly funny turn when Preity Zinta’s Kings XI team bought a player named Shahrukh Khan. The internet was quickly flooded with related memes, with many of them pointing out Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan’s reaction to the incident.
Reaction of Aryan Khan when Shahrukh Khan was auctioned 😄 pic.twitter.com/XoH2YZhnJE
— Nafiu Kabir (@Nafiu_Shakibian) February 18, 2021
— Shruti💙 (@itshru_ti) February 18, 2021
Aryan, Shah Rukh’s eldest son, is a keen KKR follower. He has been attending KKR matches right from the first season. Even in the last season in UAE, he was seen in the stands with his father. But this will be the first time, he is gracing the auction table, if the photos shared by IPL from its official Twitter handle are to be believed. After spotting SRK’s son Aryan Khan at the IPL auction table, people rushed to comment on his presence. While some praised his good looks, other merely stated the obvious. Check out some of the reactions below:
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 17, 2021
— ♡ Sнαн ᏦᎥ Ᏸ𝐢ω𝐢 ♡ 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒏 ღ (@JacyKhan) February 17, 2021
Wow!! Aryan Khan is there as well…will he be there in the auction?🤔 don’t think he has ever been present in an auction before
— Soham (@Soham718) February 17, 2021
Aryan Khan at IPL Auction for the first time
— Akshay Nimbarga (@AkshayNimbarga7) February 18, 2021
SRK’s children Aryan, Suhana and AbRam and wife Gauri have been frequently photographed attending IPL matches. The past season, which was held in the UAE, because of coronavirus guidelines, had Shah Rukh Khan and his family observing the bio-bubble while attending the matches and supporting their team.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 30, 2020
SRK also celebrated his 55th birthday in UAE as it happened to be during the IPL season. The popular building Burj Khalifa was lit gloriously in the Fan actor’s honour thereby making him the first Bollywood actor to be honoured in this fashion.
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In another photo, Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, co-owner of Punjab Kings, was also seen posing with her management team at the auction.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) February 18, 2021
Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta have been a part of the Indian Premier League since it first started in 2008. The upcoming season will be its 14th edition and will be held in India. A total of 292 players have been enlisted for the shortened IPL auctions this year — while 164 of them Indian and 125 overseas.
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