Rohit Sharma asks Shah Rukh Khan to perform for him at the Eden Gardens
SRK and Rohit had quite a fun interaction on Twitter.
Updated - Nov 13, 2018 5:44 pm
One is the captain of the city-based franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the other is a resident of the city which is home to the world’s biggest film industry. The two individuals, related to Mumbai in some way, recently found themselves engaged in a conversation over the 25th anniversary of hit flick Baazigar. They are Rohit Sharma and Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan.
Baazigar, a film in the early part of Shah Rukh’s career, completed a quarter of a century on November 12 and the veteran actor came up a video on his social media posts showing a popular dialogue from the film. Rohit was quick to get back saying the film was one of his favourites.
Shah Rukh, who recently turned 53, responded saying he would dance to the tune of “Kaali Kaali Aankhen”, a popular number from the film, for the cricketer live at the IPL and to that, Rohit said he wanted the actor to stage the performance at the iconic venue of Eden Gardens which is also home to the Kolkata Knight Riders, the IPL team that Shah Rukh co-owns.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 12, 2018
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 13, 2018
Eden Gardens a lucky ground for Rohit Sharma
The Eden Gardens is a lucky ground for Rohit both as a player and captain. In 2014, he had slammed his highest (also the highest overall) ODI score of 264 against Sri Lanka at this ground. It is also at the Eden Gardens that Rohit led the Mumbai Indians to clinch the IPL title twice – in 2013 and 2015.
Rohit has done phenomenally in the limited-overs versions, including the 20- and 50-overs formats. He recently hit his fourth hundred in T20I against the Windies in Lucknow to become the first batsman to have that many number of tons in the shortest format. In the 50-overs format, he hit two centuries in the recent series against the Windies though was eclipsed by regular captain Virat who slammed three back-to-back centuries.