Shah Rukh Khan – Bollywood star and the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders – showed sportsmanship as he wished luck to both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings ahead of the IPL opener on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. SRK – as he is popularly known – also wished both the captains ahead of the tournament. Also Read - IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score KXIP vs RR, Today's Match 50 Live Updates, Abu Dhabi: Rajasthan Win Toss, Opt to Bowl
The Chak De India actor tweeted: “All the best to @ChennaiIPL& @mipaltanfor today’s match. Wishing all the players to be healthy and have a good game. Do well @ImRo45& @msdhoni Can’t wait to watch you boys! Big hug from 6 feet away.” Also Read - KXIP vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction Dream11 IPL 2020: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals T20 Match 50 at Shiekh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 7.30 PM IST October 30 Friday
The actor is known to be a sportsman himself in his younger days and understands their mindset and it is believed he gives his KKR cricketers space and does not interfere in their matters.
Eyes would be on MS Dhoni – who will be making a comeback to competitive cricket after 436 days. It would also be interesting to see the spinners Dhoni opts for at the start of the tournament.
MI would like to start their title defense with a win. While MI are strong in the batting department, CSK has spinners in their ranks who could prove to be game-changers in UAE.
With the temperatures expected to drop in the evening and the pitch getting slower by the day, it is highly expected that the team that wins the toss will opt to bat first.