Shah Rukh Khan thanks Suresh Raina for his congratulatory tweet

Shah Rukh Khan thanks Suresh Raina for his congratulatory tweet

As an owner of a cricket team, this is the third title for Khan, with KKR having won 2 IPL titles previously.

Shah Rukh Khan news SRK
Shah Rukh Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

When it comes to cricket, Shah Rukh Khan seems to have a love affair with the sport since time immemorial. Apart from being the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a decade, he also owns the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) franchise in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). It was TKR who clinched the champions trophy of the tournament on Saturday as they defeated St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SNP) by 3 wickets.

As TKR fought their way to the champion’s title, it was Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina who took to Twitter to congratulate team owner, SRK on their resounding victory. The elated Bollywood superstar acknowledged Raina’s gesture and thanked him via a tweet. As an owner of a cricket team, this is the third title for Khan, with KKR having won 2 IPL titles previously.

Here’s what Shah Rukh Khan tweeted in response to Suresh Raina:

Raina an SRK fan

Trinbago Knight Riders win CPL 5

The final game of the tournament at the Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad saw the TKR win the toss and the SNP were put to bat. Star player for the SNP, Chris Gayle failed to make a mark in the innings and the batting order failed to put up a fight against the stellar bowling of the Dwayne Bravo-led side. Carlos Brathwaite was the only silver lining for St Kitts as he hit an unbeaten knock of 30 runs off 25 deliveries to take the team’s total to 135-6 at the end of 20 overs.

On their part, the TKR did not have as smooth a run as they would’ve expected to, with the captain himself being dismissed for a duck and the top order, barring Colin Munro barely made a dent. However, there wasn’t much of a target for the SNP bowlers to defend and SRK’s team comfortably sealed the match on the back of Kevon Cooper‘s swashbuckling stint of 29 runs off 14 balls, and went on to lift the trophy. Cooper was also named the Player of the Match.