IPL 2019: Shah Rukh Khan is easily one of the most supportive owners and his post for KKR after the win is a testament of that. KKR was not performing after getting off to a great start this season, they lost six matches on the trot. The Bollywood star still backed his team and encouraged them to the hilt. Finally, it seems all his motivation is reaping rewards. If it was Russell against Mumbai, it was the chance of young Shubman Gill to rise to the occasion against KXIP. He slammed a brilliant 65* off 49 balls to power KKR to a handsome seven-wicket win. Also Read - IPL 2021: "Our IPL Players Safely Back in The Caribbean” - Confirms CWI CEO Johnny Grave
After the game, SRK took to Twitter and praised Sandeep Warrier for his two wickets. He also praised Karthik for his leadership and Lynn for the start he provided. His post read, “Well done
@KKRiders & @DineshKarthik. All played like u should…by backing urselves. @lynny50 #SWarrier @RealShubmanGill good job. But tonite belongs to Papa! 3 cheers for proud papa & family.” Also Read - The Pressure of Expectations is Getting to Shubman Gill - Sunil Gavaskar
It was heartwarming to see SRK appreciating the presence of Shubman Gill’s family on-the-ground. His father and his mother were there at the stadium to root for their son who turned out to be the hero for KKR on the night. King Khan felt the day belonged to the Gill family.
“It feels great, my first MoM at my home ground. Can’t get better than this. It was important to build partnership. I was striking it at 80-100 but the run-rate was still going around 9-10, so that’s when I decided I had to stay in there. Even some relatives from my village came to watch so it’s great to play in front of everyone. We have one more match to go, and it would be very nice if we can win that and make it into the play-offs,” said Gill as he bagged the Man of the match.