Shah Rukh Khan Wrote A Beautiful Message For The Young Boys Of KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders found themselves back on the winning track after they thumped Sunrisers Hyderabad in a lopsided encounter. It was a brilliant showdown right since the word goes after Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins got KKR off to a brilliant start. It was Cummins who drew first blood after a stunning delivery to Bairstow that clipped the top of his off-stump.
Warner and Manish Pandey did try to stitch as much resistance as they could but a young Varun Chakravarthy got rid of the dangerous Aussie opener as Warner played a very poor shot to hole out to the bowler.
Wriddhimaan Saha and Manish Pandey once again joined forces to stabilize the innings, however, their sluggishness in the middle made things easier for KKR. Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Andre Russell kept the restraints tight right until the last ball that saw Sunrisers finishing for a paltry 142 for 4. Australian fast bowler, Pat Cummins was the pick of the lot as he managed to string the big wicket of Bairstow and finished his spell at 4-0-19-1.
Kolkata landed themselves early in hot waters after Sunil Narine failed to fire again as he holed out to David Warner and Khaleel Ahmed was absolutely ecstatic. Nitish Rana walked in the middle and started taking out the Orange Army bowlers as he smashed a quickfire 26 before being caught behind as Natarajan scalped him in the first over.
To make matters worse for Kolkata, Rashid Khan caught Dinesh Kartik’s foot plumb before the stumps with a googly that saw the KKR captain walking back for a bronze duck. As Kolkata was reeling at 53 for 3 and with only two batsmen left in the dugout, Eoin Morgan walked in.
The English captain in the shorter format of the game came up trumps with an absolutely brilliant inning that saw him scoring an unbeaten 42 from 29 balls. Outclassing every other batsman in the fray, KKR opener, Shubman Gill played a gem of a knock as he went on to score a picture-perfect 70 from 62 balls to help Kolkata cross the finishing line.
Gill struck some wondrous strokes that kissed the ropes and at times also danced down the pitch to smoke the bowler over the stands. The more important part of his innings was that there was not even a single loose shot from the Indian U-19 cricketer.
The owner of the team, Shah Rukh Khan couldn’t hold back to his emotions after KKR returned to the winning track and took to Twitter to express his heartfelt happiness for all the players. This is what he tweeted towards the players who made this happen:
Was happy that all the kids in the team got a good match and ended up on the winning side. @RealShubmanGill @NitishRana_27 @ShivamMavi23 #Nagarkoti ( be healthy) welcome #Varun and the big guys of @KKRiders u r awesome for looking after them.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 26, 2020