Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was all praise for his team KKR after his boys showed great character in the team's 18-run loss to Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. , Shah Rukh pointed out at the positives, highlighting the valiant efforts from Andre Russell, Dinesh karthik and Pat Cummins despite their failed chase of 221 against CSK in Mumbai. The actor wrote, “Coulda…woulda…shoulda can take a backseat tonight…@KKRiders was quite awesome I feel. ( oops if we can forget the batting power play!!)” Shah Rukh complimented the three players for their undying efforts and also for trying their best till the very last over by adding, “well done boys…
@Russell12A@patcummins30@DineshKarthik try and make this a habit…we will be back!!
It was KKR's third straight defeat as the two-time champions are struggling to find consistency in IPL 2021. KKR were reduced to 31 for 5 after their top-order was blown away by Deepak Chahar. The likes of Shubman Gill (0), captain Eoin Morgan (7) and Sunil Narine (4) failed in the powerplay as KKR looked like they would suffer a defeat by a big margin. However, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik rescued the team and gave their fans slender hopes of a miraculous victory. 81 runs for the 6th wicket in just 6 overs before Russell (22-ball 54) was bowled around his legs by Sam Curran in the 12th over. Karthik hit 40 from 24 but the former captain fell in the 15th over. Just when CSK were looking to wrap things up early, Cummins came up with a brutal onslaught, taking the CSK pacers to the cleaners at the Wankhede.
Cummins hit 6 sixes and 4 boundaries for his 34-ball 66 not out but he ran out of partners as KKR were bowled out for 202 in the 20th over. KKR will be looking to bounce back when they take on former champions Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Saturday, April 24.On the work front, Shah Rukh will be seen in the Hindi adaptation of R Madhavan's Rocketry. The actor is shooting for Siddharth Anand directorial Pathan alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. He also has a cameo in Ayan Mukerji directorial Brahmastra. Shah Rukh has been away from the big screen since his last film Zero which was released back in 2018.