The Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) are one of the most popular teams in the Indian Premier league(IPL) since 2008. The franchise has featured in a lot iconic matches in the tournament since the 1st IPL game in 2008 between KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) which featured one of the best innings in T20 cricket. The team has a really rich history that also includes two IPL trophies in the year 2012 and 2014. There are a lot of legendary players that have featured in this team with the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine being one of their major iconic players in the league.
The man behind these two-time champions is none other than India’s biggest superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is also the co-owner of the side. The Badshah of Bollywood has been with his team through thick and thin no matter what kind of season they are having. This is another stage where SRK has won the hearts of the people once again. Shah Rukh has not only been a part of building the team and grooming the talent, but has also been known to interact with them on social occasions as well and being an excellent professional.
Shivam Mavi on the superstar
Former U19 World Cup winner Shivam Mavi was also part of this team from 2018-2022 and has also played 6 T20I’s for India as well. The 25- Year- Old pacer is currently part of the Lucknow SuperGiants squad in the upcoming IPL 2024 and has recently shared his appreciation for Shahrukh when he was part of the team saying “ He is very helpful. He has given me his contact number and said I can contact him anytime”. He also revealed that the star had also called him personally to congratulate him for selection in the national squad as well.
This is the reason why Shahrukh is still ruling the Indian fil industry and why he is still a relevant superstar among the masses. The man has a very simple and kind personality when he interacts with his colleagues and his fans. There are not a lot of owners who are known to be so interactive with the team as much as him and with these kind words from Mavi gives us a great example of the famous actor. We also should not forget that Shahrukh has also been a massive Sports Fan and was a football captain in his school days and has enough experience in how to interact with the players and the staff.