Debasis Sen: Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan owned Kolkata Knight Riders started their campaign in the Indian Premier League season 11 with a bang last night with an easy win over Virat Kohli’s RCB. King Khan was present at the ground with his daughter Suhana and son AbRam to cheer the side.
We all know that SRK is very much enthusiastic about sports, but despite of owning a team in IPL, he wants his son to play hockey.” Right now he is playing little bit of football. I would like him to play field hockey for India,” said Shah Rukh Khan today.
After 7 long years, Gautam Gambhir is not leading KKR this season as before the auction he urged to play for his home side Delhi Daredevils. Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is the leader of Kolkata outfit this season and Shah Rukh is keeping his faith on him.” I think he is a very settled man and so was Gauti. I can’t thank him enough. We had some conversations and it was mutually decided, the way we are looking at the team is a little different concept. Dinesh was very happy with that. We thought that we will have everything new, you know we have done the same thing before as well like change the whole team and start a fresh. I think it just makes everyone feel more that there are opportunities for the youngsters and I think Dinesh is ready to take on that mantle and inshallah first it’s our duty as people of Kolkata and Bengal to make Dinesh happy being here.”
KKR team management has picked a lot of youngsters this season. According to Shah Rukh it’s their motto to give more chances to the youngsters.” When we started KKR it was our aim to bring in new faces in the squad. There were so many of them. Unadkat, Sanju Samson who won’t play for us right now but they used to play for our team. So the idea was to bring in the young guns. I think we might have the youngest team in the whole of IPL if I am not mistaken. Inshallah they will definitely do well and make Kolkata proud.
SRK also assured that he will try to come in the remaining matches to cheer the team and for the beautiful crowd of Eden Gardens.” I will be in India for quite some time. I will come to Kolkata frequently during the match days,” added SRK.