Kolkata, May 8: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan thanked his players for putting up a magnificent performance in the current edition of the Indian Premier League and said that it felt ‘really strange’ to see the side on a winning spree as it was only used to losing in the previous three seasons.
‘I thank the boys for putting up a good show. They are really playing well. Especially the way the youngsters are performing and the way the have been carried forward by the superiors is really magnificent,’ said Shah Rukh Khan at a post-match party Saturday.
‘We were only losing and when you keep on losing you get used to that. So it is really strange that we are winning,’ said Shah Rukh.
KKR, which is currently at second place in the points table, had fared badly in the earlier three editions. It is the only franchise which failed to make it to the
semifinal even once between 2008 and 2010.
Shah Rukh was asked how difficult it was to be in the city and cope with the emotions triggered by Sourav Ganguly’s exclusion from the team after the Kolkata boy was an integral part of KKR in the previous seasons.
‘We respect the emotions. We all love Sourav. But as the son of India I also belong to every city and Kolkata will also love me for that,’ he replied.