Shah Rukh Khan overjoyed at his team's victory
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was nothing but overjoyed as his team Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the opening match of the Indian Premier League on Friday.
“It’s one of the happiest days of my life and certainly the happiest on a sports field... I couldn’t be happier,” is what SRK told a newspaper said soon after returning to the Windsor after the match.
Reports are that the King Khan was so thrilled he hit the dressing room floor and danced to the theme song – Korbo, lorbo, jeetbo re.
“What a performance! I mean, look at the way Brendon McCullum batted... An amazing innings... My boys were throwing themselves on the field and, well, it’s just very pleasing,” SRK said.
The team returned to the hotel some 30 minutes after SRK got back and he was at hand to greet them once again.
On Sourav Ganguly, SRK remarked: “He’d told me he was a bit nervous returning to cricket as a captain, but he needn’t have been... You know how Sourav leads...”
As he headed towards his suite to freshen up for a party thrown by Bangalore Royal Challengers owner Vijay Mallya, SRK added: “It does set things up very well for a Super Sunday at the Eden... Indeed, I’m so happy for all our fans...”
On Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders take on Deccan Chargers at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The King Khan had gone straight to the stadium after arriving on a private jet in Bangalore. Once at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, he had a one-on-one with each player and member of the support staff.