Kolkata Knight Riders 102-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League 2018
Kolkata:MNN:Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan apologised to fans after his team suffered a humiliating 102-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League 2018 match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Wednesday.
Shah Rukh Khan Apologises To Fans For Kolkata Knight Riders’ ”Lack Of Spirit”
The win against Kolkata Knight Riders took Rohit Sharma‘s team to level on points with Kolkata Knight Riders and fourth in the points table courtesy a better net run rate.
Sports is about the spirit & wins/losses don’t reflect that. But tonite as the ‘Boss’ I need to apologise to the fans for the lack of spirit
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 9, 2018
Kolkata Knight Riders, who lost to the same opponents twice in the space of three days, dropped to fifth spot.
MI, who remain in the reckoning for the play-offs, have now won 18 times, and eighth on the row, in 23 meetings with Kolkata Knight Riders.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan, who scored a whirlwind 21-ball 62 in MI’s win,
credited the team’s backing for his success, saying it has helped him bat freely.
“It’s always good for a youngster to bat up the order and when your skipper and the franchise is backing you,
it’s just about playing your game.
I am comfortable batting anywhere,” Kishan said after the match.
Just after Kolkata Knight Riders’s loss, Shah Rukh, who co-owns the team with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta.
SRK took to Twitter and wrote an apologetic message to Kolkata Knight Riders fans
Despite twin defeats to nemesis Mumbai Indians in the space of three days, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik feels his side still has a “great chance” of making the Indian Premier League play-offs.
Kolkata Knight Riders slipped a rung to the fifth spot after a crushing 102-run defeat to MI at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday night, days after MI continued their dominance over the purple brigade with a 13-run triumph at home.