IPL 2019: Like the perfect owner, Shahrukh Khan thanked the crowd at Eden Gardens after KKR beat MI by 34 runs to break their six-match losing streak. It was a wonderful gesture as the King of Bollywood took a full circle of the venue with the entire team behind him. It was the last game for KKR at home and it was the perfect way to say ‘thank you’ for all the support the franchise received. It was also the 100th win for KKR in IPL.
Here is the moment when SRK folds his hands and thanks the fans.
With the win, KKR not only manages to stay afloat in the tournament but also move up to the fifth spot. Russell bagged the man of the match for his breathtaking 80* off 40 balls. and then he picked two wickets.
“I am a fan of Avengers. Hand-eye co-ordination is important. I generate a lot of power from the core. You need to make sure your body is fit and strong. That shot was a surprise for me as well. We have given ourselves a chance. Hopefully, the result in the next two games goes our way. We needed to get 200-plus but getting 230 was just enough,” said Russell at the post-match presentation.
Earlier in the day, promoted to No. 3 for the first time this season, Andre Russell bludgeoned a typically whirlwind 80* while Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn also slammed half-centuries to help Kolkata Knight Riders post an imposing 232/2 — the highest total in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) — against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
Needing a victory to even dream of a berth in the playoffs, KKR were off to a flying start riding on Lynn (54; 29 balls, 4×8, 6×2) and Gill’s (76; 45 balls, 4×6, 6×4) 96-run opening stand which came off just 57 deliveries. Gill’s chanceless knock was also his highest T20 score.