“Good to see u even if briefly”: Shah Rukh Khan reacts to Harbhajan Singh’s return as Kolkata Knight Riders register 100th IPL win


Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday night singled out Harbhajan Singh for his praise as Kolkata Knight Riders registered their 100th IPL win after they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs.

Reacting to the KKR’s win, Shah Rukh tweeted, “Good to hav our 100th IPL match win. Well done boys…@KKRiders” He tagged Prasigh Kirshna, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russel, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib-al-Hasan and Pat Cummins in his congratulatory note.

While addressing Harbhajan, he wrote, “Good to see u even if briefly.” Singh, who is making his IPL comeback with the KKR, bowled one over and conceded 8 runs without claiming a wicket.

Shah Rukh concluded, “Actually all were so good to watch.”

The KKR had posted 187 runs in their quota of 20 overs, but the SRH fell short of 10 runs.

Reacting to the win, skipper Eoin Morgan said, “”Delighted. The build-up to the tournament has been pretty good. The camp before the tournament, the guys seemed to gel really well. I thought it was magnificent the guys batted today at the top of the order in particularly, Nitish and Tripathi. And the bowling too, couldn’t have asked for a better start. It was a tight game against a really tough side. There’s a huge amount of thought and structure that goes into decisions on the field. We’ve got a great head coach and support staff. The IPL is all about results. I think guys buying into what we are trying to do. Bhajji starting really well in the first over and not playing a part after that but using his experience to guide the others just shows that. Really happy with the start. We were very happy with our score, we thought if we bowled half decently well we should get over the line.”

SRH captain David Warner said, “I didn’t think there were that many runs in that wicket. They adapted really well. We just mis-executed a little bit with the ball. And the way that we lost two early wickets but fought hard through Jonny and Manish, was good. If you over-pitched, it came on a little bit. They had some height in their bowling attack, it helped with the cross-seam balls. Good momentum going into the tournament with the batting, but plenty of games to come. Four games at this venue so we should be getting used to this square.”

Nitish Rana was declared Man Of The Match for his valiant knock of 80 runs.