IPL 2024
Shahrukh Khan Wins Hearts With A Gesture Of Picking Up KKR Flags
By CricShots - Apr 15, 2024 6:19 pm
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Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), left a lasting impression on fans with his gracious act following KKR’s triumphant victory against Lucknow by 8 wickets at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. A viral video circulating on social media captured the Bollywood icon bending down to pick up discarded KKR flags from the ground, earning widespread admiration for his humility and respect towards the team’s insignia.

Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan wins hearts

Fans were quick to commend Shah Rukh Khan for his heartfelt gesture, emphasizing his close connection to KKR and the team’s loyal supporters. One fan expressed, “Throughout the match, Shah Rukh Khan was picking up the KKR flags which fell on the ground. @KKRiders is so close to his heart. And such small gestures are the reason why SRK is king of hearts.”

 

Kolkata Knight Riders commenced their campaign with three consecutive victories, propelling them to the top of the table. However, they faced a setback with a 7-wicket loss to Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Returning home, they bounced back strongly, securing a convincing win against KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants.

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Phil Salt’s stellar performance earned him the Player of the Match award as he smashed an unbeaten 89 runs off just 47 balls, comprising 14 fours and 3 sixes. Salt’s formidable innings played a pivotal role as KKR successfully chased down the target of 162 with 26 balls to spare. Despite early dismissals of Sunil Narine and Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Salt partnered with Shreyas Iyer to steer KKR towards victory.

The duo forged an unbeaten partnership of 120 runs off 12.3 overs, demonstrating exceptional composure and skill to guide KKR across the finish line. Mitchell Starc’s impressive bowling performance further bolstered KKR’s victory, with figures of 3 wickets for 28 runs in his allotted four overs.

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Shah Rukh Khan’s endearing act of collecting discarded KKR flags resonated deeply with fans, underscoring his unwavering dedication to the team and fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie among supporters. As KKR continues its journey in the tournament, the team and its iconic owner remain sources of inspiration and pride for cricket enthusiasts across the globe.