Bollywood Star ShahRukh Khan and Kolkata Knight Riders Owner praised Dinesh Karthik leadership and team efforts, still smiling even after losing match against SRH in city of Joy at Eden Gardens in Qualifier2.
ShahRukh Khan also cancelled his flight to Mumbai after team's exist from the 11th season IPL tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders lost the match by 13 runs in a thrilling against SunRisers Hyderabad at Friday night. Now the Curtains down for the KKR and finished at being number 3 after defeating Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator Round.
Well was not to be. Will have to cancel my flight but KKR well done. U did yourself proud. All of u so so well done. Love you & yes I am smiling. Thks for the entertainment & so many moments of glory. V r an awesome team! pic.twitter.com/BtGDrikag5— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 25, 2018
After KKR failed to make it to the final SRK quoted that it 'was not to be'. He added that he was still smiling and thanked everyone for the 'entertainment and so many moments of glory'. He finished with 'V r an awesome team'.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik was heartbroken after the loss and accepted the blame. "It (the defeat) is hard to digest. We played a good tournament. To finish on the losing side doesn't feel good. We had the game at the 10-over mark but a couple of bad shots cost us. I and Robin had to bat through... Lynn was good. Me not batting through was a mistake on my part," Karthik said in post-match presentation ceremony.
@DineshKarthik u r a fabulous leader. A special thanks to the management which made this possible despite naysayers...@VenkyMysore @jacqueskallis75 #Simon Katich #Heath Streak #Andrew Leipus @adrian_leroux @arsrikkanth & all of u. #KKRHaiTaiyaar— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 25, 2018
Kolkata Knight Rider’s blistering player Chris Lynn replied to Shah Rukh's post and thanked him for all the support.
Thank you for the last 2 months mate. Couldn’t ask for better owners in yourself and Jay and also the quality coaching and support staff we have onboard the KKR family. Will be back bigger and stronger 💪🏽— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) May 25, 2018
In the final over of the match, Rashid once again found himself in the centre of the action, taking the catches of Shivam Mavi and Gill to seal the deal for his team.