From embracing Jos Buttler to motivating KKR players with inspiring words, Shah Rukh Khan wins hearts of fans

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April 17,2024 06:36 PM
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Shah Rukh Khan won the hearts of fans following his heartwarming gesture during Kolkata Knight Riders's 2-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], April 17 (HBTV): Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan won the hearts of fans following his heartwarming gesture during Kolkata Knight Riders's 2-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals at the iconic Eden Gardens in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). 

KKR came close to dethroning RR from the summit of the table but fell short in a high-scoring chase thriller following Jos Buttler's blitzkreig (107*).  

After the game, Shah Rukh shook hands and embraced Buttler, who was the main architect of his team's 2-wicket defeat.

After suffering the second defeat of the season, Shah Rukh visited the KKR dressing room and delivered a motivational speech to the players.   

The movie star especially assured team mentor Gautam Gambhir not to feel down, as the team would bounce back in their upcoming matches.  

‘There are days in our lives, in sports, especially when we don't deserve to lose and there are days when we don't deserve to win. But days are like that, which turns things around. Today, we didn't deserve to lose. All of us played extremely well. We have to be very, very proud of ourselves. Please don't feel sad or down. Feel as happy as we fell whenever we come to the changing room and we are on a high so maintain the high. The main thing is the energy in all of us and I think we have great energy on the field. We have lovely energy here,’ Shah Rukh said in a video posted by KKR on X.

Recapping the match, after being put to bat, Sunil Narine's blitz powered KKR to a herculean total of 223/6.   

In reply, Jos Buttler's flawless 107 and cameos from Riyan Parag (34) and Powell (26) took RR across the finish line and sealed a 2-wicket win for the visitors.      

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for clarity.