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PHOTOS: SRK cheers for KKR at Eden

Last updated on: March 25, 2019 22:57 IST

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IMAGE: Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan celebrates his team's victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Photographs: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Rediff Sports Desk
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