IPL 2022: KKR almost gave chase for the 218th time against Rajasthan Royals.© BCCI / IPL
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost a tight match against the Rajasthan Royals but they certainly captured the hearts of the entire cricket world on Monday night. Team co-owner and actor Shah Rukh Khan also succumbed to the players’ stellar performance. On Twitter, SRK praised the team members – especially the captain Shreyas Iyerpacer Umesh Yadav and Australian flour Aaron Finch. “Boys played well. Great effort by @ShreyasIyer15 @AaronFinch5 @y_umesh,” he tweeted.
The boys played well. Amazing effort by @ ShreyasIyer15 @ AaronFinch5 @y_umesh congratulations #SunilNarine for the 150th match & @Bazmccullum for that turn 15 years ago. I know we lost but if we have to go down this is the only way to do it! Keep your chin up…
– Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 18, 2022
“Congratulations to #SunilNarine for the 150th game and @Bazmccullum for that 15 years ago. I know we lost but if we have to take down this is the only way to do it! Hold on psychology …”, emphasized Shah Rukh Khan.
Jos Buttlerhit 103 times, his second century of the season, and Yuzvendra ChahalThe five-wicket record also included a hat-trick aided by the Rajasthan Royals to a thrilling seven-match win over the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Good-natured McCoy the last bowled of the match against KKR required 11 runs with two shots in hand but the left-handed player skipped Sheldon Jackson and Umesh Yadav led Rajasthan to their fourth win of the season.
KKR’s next match will be against the Gujarat Titans on April 23.
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