IPL 2019: Apart from being one of the most popular franchise owners, Shah Rukh Khan has also been one of the most encouraging and supportive owners in the business. He has stood by his team during thick and thin. Often has been present at cricket venues cheering for the team and doing all the branding bit from behind the scenes. For KKR, thus far in the tournament, it has been a one-man show, Andre Russell. Even against RCB, Russell’s 25-ball 65 nearly did the impossible. But eventually, KKR lost the match by 10 runs. After the match, SRK took to Twitter to laud Russell and also ask the others to buck up and help Russell out. His post read, “I feel it’s only fair for KKR to do something in return for
@Russell12A, like winning a few before the season ends.”
Meanwhile, it was Kohli’s fifth IPL ton that made the difference at the end. He also bagged the Man of the match.
“They (Moeen and Stoinis) both showed composure and that’s what you expect from your teams mates. Our communication during the second time-out was to get 170-175, we didn’t think we could get 200-plus.” Talking about his innings, Kohli said: “It was difficult to put away the length balls away. Moeen changed the game completely and that allowed me to play my game. Moeen said I am going to go now and I asked him to go for it. He targeted the small boundaries and changed the game in those few overs,” he said referring to Moeen’s 66 off 28,” said Kohli at the post-match press conference.