Bollywood’s icon and KKR franchise owner Shahrukh Khan took to Twitter and applauded his side’s 100th win in the cash-rich league. Earlier Kolkata defeated the Hyderabad franchise by 10 runs to complete the century of their victories in IPL. Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi starred with the bat for KKR as both the players notched up their half-centuries.
SRH had won the toss and elected to field first but it eventually backfired as KKR batsman tore apart the Sunriser’s bowling attack as they notched up 187 runs in their quota of 20 overs. Sunrisers while chasing the target fall short of the target by 10 runs with Prasidh Krishna picking two wickets for KKR.
SRK was all smiles as he took to Twitter to applaud his side’s 100th win. He applauded all the stars of the win. Shahrukh especially mentioned Harbhajan Singh in his tweet and said that he felt happy for his presence even if that was for a brief period.
Good to hav our 100th IPL match win. Well done boys…@KKRiders @prasidh43 @DineshKarthik @NitishRana_27 #Rahul @Russell12A @harbhajan_singh ( good to see u even if briefly )@Sah75official @patcummins30 actually all were so good to watch.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 11, 2021
Shahrukh has always been among the most composed franchise owners as he had never interfered in the cricketing matters of the team. He has left that to the coaches and support staff of the team. However, the Bollywood king has always been a great moral support for the team as he has lifted the spirits of the KKR team whenever they have felt down. His such conduct has been a big reason for the smooth conduct of the cricketing affairs of the franchise.
Meanwhile, KKR this time is looking a very settled outfit as they started their campaign this year on a winning note. The team looks in high spirits as players like Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, and Rahul Tripathi are looking in good touch. Though the franchise is pondering over the form of Andre Russell, they would believe that the Jamaican gets in top form as soon as possible to give his side a great chance of ending a six-year title drought.