IPL 2024
Shah Rukh Khan Sparks Controversy With Alleged Smoking Incident During KKR Match
By CricShots - Mar 24, 2024 12:24 pm
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Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner and Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan has found himself in the midst of controversy following a viral social media post allegedly showing him smoking inside the VIP box during the IPL 2024 match between KKR and SRH at the Eden Gardens on March 23.

Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan witnessed KKR;s opening game of IPL 2024

While the authenticity of the video remains unconfirmed, it has sparked widespread criticism among fans, thrusting the superstar into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. In a nail-biting encounter, Harshit Rana emerged as the hero for Kolkata Knight Riders as he delivered a brilliant final over to halt a charging Heinrich Klassen, securing a narrow and thrilling four-run victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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The match witnessed a dramatic last-ball finish, with Klassen almost single-handedly steering SRH towards an unlikely victory. From 60 runs required off 18 balls, Klassen, along with Shahbaz Ahmed, orchestrated a breathtaking comeback, amassing 81 runs off the last five overs with scintillating strokeplay.



However, Rana’s heroics in the final over snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for KKR. Despite Klassen’s valiant efforts, the momentum swung back in KKR’s favour as Rana dismissed Shahbaz Ahmed and then claimed the crucial wicket of Klassen. Suyash Sharma’s exceptional catch at short third sealed the nerve-wracking win for Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad’s spirited chase fell short as they finished their innings on 204/7, just four runs shy of KKR’s total of 208/7. The match was highlighted by Andre Russell’s blistering unbeaten knock of 64 runs off 25 balls and Phil Salt’s composed 54, laying the foundation for KKR’s formidable total after being asked to bat first by SRH captain Pat Cummins on a pitch conducive to high-scoring encounters.