Attending a training camp here, the Kolkata Knight Riders players and probables had a guest in the form of team co-owner Shah Rukh Khan on Monday afternoon.
The superstar said he wasn’t there to advise the players on cricket, but to “boost” their morale after two dismal seasons in the Indian Premier League (IPL). “The experts are here so I don’t want to say anything (on cricket). I am here just to give them (the players) a boost,” Shah Rukh said during a brief interaction with the media.
“We are a good, honest team. But somehow, we couldn’t perform as a cohesive unit and things didn’t click. We are more organised now and hopefully, it will be better this time...I don’t like losing...We can do better.”
Shah Rukh was hopeful that major changes made after the second edition of the meet in South Africa last year would bring about the desired results.
“This is a fresh lot and the support staff is good,” he said, referring to the appointment of Dav Whatmore as coach in place of John Buchanan and the hiring of Wasim Akram as bowling consultant. “Kolkata has given me so much and I regret having let the city down in the IPL. I am confident that we will make Kolkata proud this time,” he said.