Shah Rukh Khan opens up on players shifting franchise and does it affects owner's feeling for them?

Shah Rukh owns three teams in three major T20 leagues around the world.

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Shah Rukh Khan is often seen on the cricket venues cheering for his teams in the domestic T20 leagues around the world. He owns three teams in three different T20 leagues; Cape Town Knight Riders, Trinbago Knight Riders, and Kolkata Knight Riders.

He came to watch Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2018's match between Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs. But the game didn't turn out as he would have expected. It was a one-man show by Andre Russell of Jamaica who played a flamboyant innings of 121 runs in just 49 balls. He thrashed only six fours, but 13 huge sixes to single-handedly chase down 224. Earlier in the game, Russell had picked up a hat-trick as well. 

Russell who kept Shahrukh's team away from the victory in CPL 2018, plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. 

Speaking on the win, the Bollywood actor said, "Today all the players from Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders are doing well. We scored over 200 runs. Andre Russell has taken a great catch and three wickets. So I feel very happy when my players are playing in the opposite team and play well."

Who can forget Brendon McCullum's blistering innings of 158 runs in the first ever game of IPL? He was part of Kolkata franchise then. Khan interacted with his former Kolkata player, who is currently playing for his franchise in CPL.

“I met Brendon McCullum last night, he started his career with KKR and I was telling him last night whenever he plays well, against our team also, I feel happy. All the players when they get into a team, they play like it’s their own. Owners cannot own ownership over them. Players belong to the game. As long as they are playing well, we get very happy,” the 52-year-old Bollywood superstar added.


By Sihyeu Singh - 12 Aug, 2018

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