Overwhelmed by the support received from fans, Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan said he had never seen such enormous backing for a team.
The Bollywood superstar thanked Kolkata fans for turning up in large numbers for their Indian Premier League opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Sunday.
Cheering KKR from the stands with Shah Rukh Khan was co-owner Juhi Chawla.
The superstar was elated with KKR's performance. The two-time champions opened their IPL 2019 campaign with a thrilling win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
"@Russell12A said to me that he was so overwhelmed with the welcome fans gave him, that he wanted to cry. Then decided big boys don't cry in public. @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa & @RealShubmanGill & the whole team plays for You Kolkata. Thk u for the Love (sic)," Shah Rukh Khan tweeted.
Andre Russell smashed an explosive 49 to spoil David Warner's scintillating Indian Premier League comeback as Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a dramatic six-wicket win.
Needing 53 runs from the last three overs, the powerful Jamaican changed the course of the match with some big-hitting against Siddharth Kaul, creaming off 19 runs from the 18th over.
He retained the strike by taking a smart single and continued his assault on Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who too bled 21 runs in the penultimate over as KKR sealed the 182-run chase with two balls to spare.