Kolkata Knight Riders sit at the third position in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 points table after they defeated Rajasthan Royals by six wickets and made a strong case for themselves to qualify for the playoffs. While the team has recorded two back-to-back wins and carried some momentum in the 11th edition of the IPL, there was a time when KKR was going through a lean patch.
The team had lost two matches to Mumbai Indians hurting their chances to advance to the next round. It was then when a victory came against KXIP last Saturday, Shah Rukh Khan tweeted that his captain (Dinesh Karthik) has asked him to smile. After they recorded a win against RR on Tuesday, KKR’s co-owner asked the team to keep the ‘smiles’ on.
However, in a recently posted video by Red Chillies Entertainment KKR players – Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Dinesh Karthik, Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill and Robin Uthappa – were shown attempting their hand at acting. The players tried various dialogues from SRK’s famous movie like Raees, Main Hoon Na, Chennai Express and others. Dinesh Karthik even modified the “Dhandha” dialogue from Raees to cricket.
You’ve seen them smashing it on the field, now watch them rocking the screen – the @iamsrk style 😎 #KKRHaiTaiyaar@KKRiders @DineshKarthik @ShivamMavi23 @imkuldeep18 @SunilPNarine74 @RealShubmanGill @robbieuthappa @lynny50 #PiyushChawla @VenkyMysore #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/RN24iUOK5m
— Red Chillies Entertainment (@RedChilliesEnt) May 16, 2018
The team was having a good time around but it kept irked Shah Rukh Khan as he trolled his own players. King-Khan made a request to players that it is better that they stick to cricket only. “As much as I love my team, here’s the deal. I leave the cricket to u & u leave the acting to me!! Ha ha,” he wrote on the micro blogging site.
As much as I love my team, here’s the deal. I leave the cricket to u & u leave the acting to me!! Ha ha https://t.co/lJ15cgEYxZ
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 16, 2018
Kolkata Knight Riders next play Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday and they are currently third in the points table having 14 points. A win against an already qualified SRH will make assure them a spot in the playoffs.