Shah Rukh Khan starts scolding me when KKR is losing an IPL match: Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla, the co-owner of KKR, is also spotted supporting the team from the stands alongside Shah Rukh.
Updated - Dec 4, 2021 3:08 pm
While Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most prominent actors in Bollywood history, his love for cricket is also known by one and all. The veteran actor co-owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and is often spotted cheering his team from the stands. He doesn’t mind showcasing his emotions as his ecstasy and disappointment is evident on his face.
Juhi Chawla, the co-owner of KKR, is also spotted supporting the team from the stands alongside Shah Rukh. While the duo, who have done many movies together, are known to share a great bond, Juhi revealed that the ‘Fan’ actor starts scolding her whenever KKR is losing a contest. The actress also revealed that she starts praying frantically if the match isn’t going in their favour.
Shah Rukh Khan calls for a meeting wheever KKR lose: Juhi Chawla
“I start praying to every God out there. I don’t even leave out Hanumanji. I even start chanting mantras, like the Gayatri Mantra”, the actress said while featuring in ‘The Kapil Sharma Show.’
“On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan starts scolding me. ‘How is he bowling? Bowling should be according to the fielding. This is not right. I must call a team meeting’, he mutters. I just stand there, not knowing what to do,” she added. Juhi also revealed that Shah Rukh calls for a team meeting whenever KKR loses a game.
While the actor is expected to motivate the players or share a piece of his mind, nothing as such happens. “Shah Rukh starts chatting about random things, makes fun, and doesn’t scream at anyone. In the end he just says, ‘Play well’. Meeting over,” she added. Meanwhile, the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was nothing short of a supernova season for KKR.
With just two wins in seven games, KKR were tottering at the penultimate place in the team standings when the season got suspended midway in May due to COVID-19 concerns. However, things changed when the contest moved to UAE. KKR scripted a remarkable turnaround and advanced to the summit clash, where they finished second to eventual champions Chennai Super Kings.