Kolkata Knight Riders gave co-owner and Bollywood icon, Shah Rukh Khan a near-perfect birthday gift as they put themselves back in contention for IPL 2020 play-offs with a huge win over Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Shah Rukh Khan celebrates his 55th birthday on November 2 and wishes are pouring on for the superstar from the KKR camp.
In a video posted on social media, Kolkata Knight Riders stars, including captain Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins and Dinesh Karthik, recalled their first meeting with Shah Rukh Khan while wishing their co-owner.
Dinesh Karthik recollected a holiday in Bali where his ‘Tuk Tuk’ driver identified India with Shah Rukh Khan, Priety Zinta, and their 2004 blockbuster Veer Zara. Andre Russell said he was pleasantly surprised by how humble and cool the Indian cinema icon was when they met for the first time.
England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan said he was told that Shah Rukh Khan is the Tom Cruise of India.
“Everbody described him as the Tom Cruise of India. He is actually more exciting than Tom Crusie,” Morgan said in the video.
Young India players, including Kuldeep Yadav and Shivam Mavi, also recalled their meetings with Shah Rukh Khan while picking their favourite roles of the superstar actor.
Special wishes from the boys for our main Knight without whom the KKR family is incomplete! 💜🤗
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) November 2, 2020
Shah Rukh Khan has been a constant presence at the stands for KKR’s matches over the years. Despite the pandemic situation, the actor was seen supporting Eoin Morgan’s men from the stands in the UAE at IPL 2020.