Kolkata Knight Riders principal owner Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday dedicated the team's second IPL triumph to his youngest son AbRam.
After the finals, Shah Rukh as a goodwill gesture wore the Kings XI Punjab jersey, a custom prevalent among the footballers as he exchanged pleasantries with Preity Zinta. He tweeted on Monday that he is yet to accept that his team was the IPL champion again.
It still hasn’t sunk in to be Champions again. Thank u my KKR for making us soooo happy. pic.twitter.com/424fx7YhWk— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) June 2, 2014
"I dedicated this win to my little child Abram and the hard work done by Gautam and his team. Thank you Bengaluru and thank you IPL. We believed in ourselves and hard work done by the team management," Shah Rukh told the official broadcasters after the IPL final.
Either the cup is too big or my nose is. Either way the victory of my KKR boys is the biggest still. Love u. Get ready Kolkata we rule!!!!— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) June 1, 2014
Shah Rukh attributed the success to "teamwork". "We didn't have many big players and flashy names but team work did it for us. I told my children that Manish will do something special. If I were to choose my team to play against any team in the final, I wouldn't have chosen Preity's team. I wished to win against any other team.
"Punjab is a great team, they did fantastic job during auction. But luck was on our side, we did manage to capture a few moments."
SRK takes to Twitter
Shah Rukh has been tweeting since Sunday morning. He attributed the tweet spree as a sign of "nervous excitement". he also said he wished his wife Gauri, youngest son AbRam and eldest Aryan were there with him in Bangalore. Daughter Suhana accompanied him.
Knighthood lies above eternity; it doesn’t live off fame, but rather deeds. Dejan Stojanovic. My Knights are the most beautiful.— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) June 1, 2014
After his team won the match, he was constantly tweeting thanks to Bollywood personalities and the members of his team.
Knights trump Kings in close fight, win second IPL crown
Mamata congratulates KKR
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated Kolkata Knight Riders team for winning their second IPL title beating Kings XI Punjab in a thrilling final by three wickets.
"Congratulations... KKR. Congratulations... Shahrukh," Banerjee wrote on her Facebook wall soon after KKR's victory tonight.
She also congratulated Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman donning Kings XI Punjab's jersey Wriddhiman Saha on scoring a century in tonight's final match against KKR.
"Congratulations to Wriddhiman for his brilliant performance," she wrote on her Facebook page.
We are kind of ready…in all shapes and sizes. Bring it on. Go my KKR…. pic.twitter.com/hEuKC3R24o— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) June 1, 2014
Saha, a former KKR player, completed his century in 49 balls to become the first player to score a century in an IPL final.
Meanwhile, it was a festive atmosphere in Kolkata soon after KKR's victory in the final.
Fans of the KKR team, owned by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, were seen celebrating till late in the night in several parts of the city including Shobha Bazar, Park Street, Behala.
They were seen waving KKR flags and shouting the team's slogan: 'Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re'.