Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of the Kolkata team in the Indian T20 League, has always been appreciated for his humble personality. At the same time, he has a great admiration for cricket, as well as cricketers. A former team member has revealed a gesture that saved the Kolkata players a lot of time and fatigue.
While speaking to VUSport, Wasim Akram said that the team had a hectic travel plan scheduled when he was the team’s bowling coach. He then approached Shah Rukh Khan to do something about it. The Bollywood actor then arranged for a private jet for all the players within an hour. The video of Wasim Akram has gone viral over the internet.
Here is the video
Wasim Akram on how srk on his request arranged pvt jet for kkr in 2012 pic.twitter.com/wP9UfyzbRE
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Wasim Akram was the Kolkata team’s bowling coach for a few seasons. Under his reign, the team won two championships. Them being in 2012 and 2014. Meanwhile, the Kolkata team did not have the best season in the ongoing Indian T20 League 2022. The Two-time champions were eliminated after the league stages of the season. The Shreyas Iyer-led team finished seventh in the points table. They won six of their 14 games in the season.
The men in purple could never find their rhythm in the season. Their batting department saw many ups and downs throughout the 2022 edition. They could not find the best combination and made many alterations to their lineup as well. Their bowling unit also had trouble. They were unable to consistently perform
In the meantime, the playoffs of the season are about to go underway at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Gujarat and Rajasthan will play the first Qualifier on the 24th of May, while Lucknow and Bangalore will face off in the Eliminator on the 25th of May. The tournament will then move to Ahmedabad for the second Qualifier and the Final. The final two games will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on the 27th and the 29th of May.