Over the seven-run loss against Rajasthan Royals on Monday at the Brabourne stadium, Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh tweeted, and congratulated Shreyas Iyer, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav and Sunil Narine with a special mentioning for KKR coach Brendon McCullum, who had hit a century 15 years ago for Knights. Shah Rukh said even if KKR have to lose, this is the way it should happen.
“Well played boys. The stupendous effort by @ShreyasIyer15 @AaronFinch5 @y_umesh congrats to #SunilNarine for the 150th match & @Bazmccullum for that innings 15 yrs ago. I know we lost but if we have to go down this is the only way to do it! Keep urchins up….” tweeted Shah Rukh Khan after the match.
As an owner, Shah Rukh is always seen at IPL venues as well. The message of him must wipe out all the negativity heaping in the dressing-room after four consecutive losses.
Score board: Rajasthan Royals 217/5 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 103, Sanju Samson 38; Shimron Hetmyer 26 not out; Sunil Narine 2/21) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 210 all out in 19.4 overs (Aaron Finch 58, Shreyas Iyer 85, Umesh Yadav 21; Yuzvendra Chahal 5/40, Obed McCoy 2/41) by 7 runs.