Bollywood superstar and Kolkata franchise co-owner Shah Rukh Khan revealed that legendary captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes him nervous whenever he comes to out bat against his team in the Indian T20 League.
Shah Rukh Khan, who was in the news, recently, for his upcoming big-budget action movie Pathaan, held an AskSRK session on Twitter where several fans asked him some interesting questions. One of the fans asked him,
“How do you feel when MS Dhoni comes to bat against KKR #AskSRK.”
Ha ha nervous https://t.co/HOpPh2DBjF— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 17, 2022
SRK replied to the fan, “Ha ha nervous”.
The rivalry between Chennai and Kolkata may not be talked-about much now but there used to be a time when they were fierce rivals on the field. Under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, Kolkata challenged Chennai’s supremacy. Gambhir’s tactics to put pressure on MS Dhoni are still quite famous.
The two teams locked horns in the final of the 2012 tournament and the Gambhir-led team lifted the trophy by chasing down the huge target of 191. They emulated their success in 2014 and defeated Punjab in the final.
While Gambhir has now retired from the cash-rich league, Dhoni continues to lead Chennai and will be in action in the upcoming season in 2023. Dhoni’s batting skills can put pressure on any bowler and the opposition’s dug-out is often under pressure when the Chennai captain bats.
Going into the auction, Kolkata have a purse of Rs 7.05 crore. Shreyas Iyer is confirmed to lead the team once again. They failed to qualify for the 2nd round of IPL 2022. Chennai have a purse of Rs 20.45 crore going into the mini-auction. They also failed to go past the league stage round and crashed out early for the 2nd time in history.
Chennai announced its retention list for the 2023 season on November 15. The four-time champions released quite a few T20 specialists which included Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, and Chris Jordan. However, they retained the prolific all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. It remains to be seen if Thalaivar can end his glorious career on a high.