SRK links Kolkata Knight Riders win vs RCB to this hit movie

Kolkata Knight Riders improved their chances of qualifying for the IPL 2017 playoffs with a commanding win against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. Shah Rukh Khan has compared the heroes of the win to his Bollywood movie Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

ipl 2017 Updated: May 08, 2017 12:13 IST
Harit Joshi
Harit Joshi
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Shah Rukh Khan celebrated Kolkata Knight Riders’ win against Royal Challengers Bangalore with a tweet that links KKR heroes Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn with characters from his Bollywood hit Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa(Twitter - SRK)

Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan linked his team’s massive IPL 2017 win against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswammy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday with his 1994 blockbuster movie Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. (HIGHLIGHTS of RCB v KKR)

Chris Lynn marked his return from injury with a 22-ball 50 while Sunil Narine slammed a 17-ball 54 as the Kolkata Knight Riders opening pair smashed 105 in 6.1 overs. (SCORECARD)

Gautam Gambhir’s KKR chased down Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 158/6 with six wickets and 29 balls to spare to brighten their prospects of making the IPL 2017 playoffs.

West Indian Sunil Narine, known for his off-spin bowling, also equalled the fastest fifty record in the IPL, taking only 15 balls to reach his half-century.

Shah Rukh celebrated Kolkata Knight Riders’ thumping win in a special way. The Bollywood superstar linked Narine and Lynn to the characters of his movie Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa where Shah Rukh played Sunil and his co-star Deepak Tijori, Chris.

In a tweet, Shah Rukh posted a picture of himself and Tijori from his movie and below a picture of KKR openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine.

“After Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa in ‘94, Sunil n Chris come together to make 105... well played boys! Ami KKR...,” tweeted the Bollywood superstar.

Sunil Narine, of course, was the toast of the match. Used as a pinch-hitter, Narine came to the party with a stunning knock that left Virat Kohli’s team mesmerised.

Narine’s 17-ball 54 was complemented by 2/29 in his four overs to restrict RCB, batting first, to 158/6.

“Yes, I’m very surprised. Definitely wasn’t expecting something like this,” Narine, who was adjudged Man of the Match for his all-round show, said .

First Published: May 08, 2017 11:41 IST