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“‘We wish we could keep this team forever’: KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan delivers an emotional speech

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NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was presented with a special memento by the team’s CEO Venky Mysore during the dressing room awards ceremony following KKR’s victory in the IPL 2024 final.

Mysore emphasized Shah Rukh’s pivotal role as a ‘game-changing moment’ for the team.

In his speech, Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude to the team and gave a special thanks to team mentor Gautam Gambhir.

“I just have one request, which is a special thanks to Gautam Gambhir. I haven’t thanked him specially for two things we had discussed when we started, that maybe boundary. I saw him dance. So, we have to make GG dance tonight,” Shah Rukh said, eliciting a loud cheer and a smile from Gambhir.

Shah Rukh continued, “Thank you, everybody. You guys are lovely. God bless you. Just stay healthy and wherever we go from here onwards, I wish you the best. And I speak on behalf of Jay, Juhi, Jahnavi, Suhana, Pooja, all of us who love you very much, that you make us very emotional, and we wish we had this team for the rest of our lives, and you kept on listening to my speeches and playing like this.”

The celebration was particularly emotional as Shah Rukh Khan, despite recently being hospitalized due to heatstroke, was present at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to witness KKR’s victorious match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Shah Rukh, accompanied by his daughter Suhana, who had attended nearly all the matches this season, remained a constant pillar of support for the team.

As we gear up for this exciting finale, CricAdvisor is your ultimate destination for all IPL updates, expert analysis, and post-match reviews. Whether you’re a die-hard KKR fan or cheering for SRH, this final match promises to be a spectacular display of cricketing excellence. 


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