Wrong to call me 'badshah of cricket': Shah Rukh

  • IANS, Mumbai
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  • Updated: May 30, 2012 14:09 IST
  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with Kolkata Knight Riders' owner Shahrukh Khan and team players during a ceremony to felicitate the team in Kolkata ...

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    Chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee is seen holding the trophy with KKR team owner Shah Rukh Khan while celebrating KKR's IPL, season 5 ...

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    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir hands over the trophy to Mamta Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal. KKR team along with the co-owner ...

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    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Captain Gautam Gambhir hand over the trophy to Mamta Banerjee , chief minister of West Bengal. KKR team along with co-owner ...

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    Kolkata Knight Riders players during their victory parade in Kolkata. Ashok Nath Dey / Hindustan Times

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    KKR team being welcomed at DD Airport by the representatives of West Bengal government. HT Photo/Subhendu Ghosh

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    KKR owner Shahrukh Khan being given warm welcome at Dum Dum Airport by the West Bengal government representatives. HT Photo/Subhendu Ghosh  

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    Crowd gathers at Ashutosh Mukherjee road to watch KKR procession in Kolkata. HT Photo/PRATEEK Choudhury

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    KKR supporters wait for the procession to arrive at Hajra crossing in Kolkata. HT Photo/PRATEEK Choudhury

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    Crowd gathers at Ashutosh Mukherjee road to watch KKR procession in Kolkata. HT Photo/PRATEEK Choudhury  

Bollywood 'Badshah' Shah Rukh Khan refuses to be called the "badshah of cricket" following the recent title victory of his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He says the credit for the win goes to the entire team.

"The team's badshah is our CEO Venky (Mysore), Jai (Mehta) and of course the whole cricket team. It would be wrong for us to take any credit for the win, me or Juhi (Chawla)," Shah Rukh said on Tuesday night after his return from Kolkata.

"We go there (on the field), pray to god and we love our team. But we don't work hard like the team. I can't take the credit from them and call myself the badshah of cricket," he added.

A victory parade was held in Kolkata in the team's honour on Tuesday, and Shah Rukh celebrated at the Eden Gardens with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and team co-owner Juhi Chawla.

Asked if they plan to extend the celebrations to Mumbai, Juhi said: "We haven't slept for two days, we were going crazy with happiness. First, there was celebration in Chennai, then next day there was a big celebration in Kolkata. It's been huge and overwhelming, it felt like we have won the world."

KKR were crowned the IPL champions on Sunday night in Chennai after they beat Chennai Super Kings in the final match.

 

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