“If we have to go down, this is the way to go down,” Shahrukh Khan proud of KKR’s effort despite loss against Rajasthan Royals

The loss against Rajasthan Royals was KKR's fourth loss in IPL 2022

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) might have lost their previous IPL game against Rajasthan Royals and that might have put them in a tricky position in the points table, but one of their co-owners and the famous Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan is not too disappointed with their performance.

KKR was chasing a huge target of 218 in yesterday’s game against Rajasthan Royals and there are many teams which perhaps wouldn’t have been able to get even close to that kind of a target, but KKR didn’t just get close, they seemed to be in a position to actually cross the line at one point of time.

One over from Yuzvendra Chahal where he grabbed a total of 4 wickets including a hattrick changed the complexion of the game and KKR eventually fell short of the target, but the way they actually fought and pushed Rajasthan Royals, Shahrukh Khan was very impressed by it.

Shahrukh Khan tweeted to encourage his KKR players even after the loss

The captain Shreyas Iyer himself led from the front and batted with the right tempo from the very start. Shreyas was ably supported by the Australian skipper Aaron Finch as well, who opened the batting for KKR and smashed a fifty in less than 30 balls.

Even after KKR lost 4 back to back wickets in the over of Yuzvendra Chahal towards the end, they still didn’t seem to give up as one of their tail-enders, Umesh Yadav, who walked in to bat at no. 10, hit two successive sixes off the bowling of Trent Boult and kept KKR in the game right till the last over.

Umesh stretched the game to a point where all KKR needed was one more six and they would have crossed the line, but it wasn’t to be. Shahrukh Khan, in his tweet after the game, wrote if a team has to go down, it must go down fighting and that’s what his team did.


I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.
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