Shah Rukh dreams of victory lap with IPL trophy in Kolkata
Admitting that his team Kolkata Knight Riders is under a lot of pressure to perform due to the multiple-captaincy controversy in the second season of IPL, king Khan says he hopes to win the IPL trophy this time around for Kolkata and take out a victory march in the city. See coverageindia Updated: Apr 21, 2009 21:38 IST
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan admitted his team Kolkata Knight Riders is under a lot of pressure to perform due to the multiple-captaincy controversy in the second edition in Indian Premier League (IPL).
Shah Rukh said a fan following in a city like Kolkata also adds to the pressure. He hopes to win the IPL trophy this time around for Kolkata and take out a victory march in the city.
"I know the team is under a lot of pressure after the multiple captains, the choice of captain and all that. At the moment the team is under a bit of disarray, but we will stick together. We have started doing it," Shah Rukh said after KKR logged their first points, beating Kings XI Punjab by 11 runs via D/L method.
"My team is under more pressure because it is owned by a film star and then you have such fan following, the backing of a city that supports you one night and gets angry the next night."
"But I know they understand and they love the team. I am waiting for the day when I will go around Kolkata with the IPL trophy. I am sure the day will come," he said.
KKR coach John Buchanan's multiple-captain theory has brewed up a heated debate as Ganguly was replaced by Brendon McCullum as the new captain.
Shah Rukh hailed Ganguly as the most important member of his side.
"He has been a great player for the country. I hope he emerges as the player of the tournament."
Asked about the difference between cricket and acting, Shah Rukh said there are no 're-takes' on the field.
"The decisions have to be taken in split seconds so lot of time we are hoping that it is right. It is very difficult in the middle."
First Published: Apr 21, 2009 21:30 IST