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Watch: Shahrukh Khan reveals Andre Russell wanted to cry after KKR win

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 March 2019, 17:28 IST
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Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shahrukh Khan revealed that all-rounder Andre Russell was so over-whelmed by the reception he received that it made him emotional. He also thanked the entire KKR unit to kick start their IPL campaign with a blistering win.

Shahrukh Khan Tweeted, “@Russell12A said to me that he was so overwhelmed with the welcome fans gave him, that he wanted to cry. Then decided big boys don’t cry in public. @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa & @RealShubmanGill & the whole team plays for You Kolkata. Thk u for the Love.”


Shahrukh Khan and co-owner Juhi Chawla cheered for their home team at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets with the help of Andre Russell and Nitish Rana. Rana hit 47-ball 68, while Russell finished the game with his 49 not-out.

Shubman Gill completed the proceedings for KKR as he smashed Shakib Al Hasan for consecutive sixes in the 20th over to complete the 182-run chase with two balls to spare. The Caribbean cricketer has contributed significantly in KKR’s recent success in the league. His inclusion in the side adds depth in both batting and the bowling department.

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First published: 25 March 2019, 17:28 IST