Kolkata, April 2 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is neither involved in cricketing matters of his team nor the management part of it, but is only there to ‘entertain.’
‘I don’t involve myself in the cricketing part. Because I feel if I tell them how to play, they will tell me how to act,’ the KKR owner said.
‘I don’t tell them (the players) much. I can only love them. Business decisions are taken by (co-owners) Juhi Chawla and Jai Mehta. I come to entertain.’
However, he justified the stern warning through his twitter account. ‘It helps at times if you treat them (the Knight Riders cricketers) as boys.’
SRK, as Shah Rukh is affectionately called, seemed happy after his side’s convincing victory against the Deccan Chargers Thursday.
‘It’s good to see dada (KKR skipper Sourav Ganguly) among the runs. I told them (the cricketers) at the start of this season that we cannot do worse than last year’s performance. So they can only take the team up’.
With Ganguly leading from the front with a blazing 54-ball 88, the KKR scripted a 24-run win over the Deccan Chargers to move up to the fifth slot in the IPL table with eight points. The team had finished with the wooden spoon in the second edition of the tourney held in South Africa last year.
‘It’s most disappointing when the spectators come and we do not live up to expectations. So it’s time we prove ourselves to the crowd at Eden Gardens,’ said King Khan.
The KKR are scheduled to play four more games at their home ground till April 19.
Asked about his IPL experience since 2008, Shah Rukh said, ‘The first two years I did not know what to do. I felt helpless when the Asked about his IPL experience since 2008, Shah Rukh said, ‘The first two years I did not know what to do. I felt helpless when the team did not do well. But now I know the game has its share of ups and downs.’