IPL 2022: KKR came agonisingly close to chasing down 218 against Rajasthan Royals.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost a closely-fought match against Rajasthan Royals but they have undoubtedly won many hearts of the entire cricket world on Monday night. The team’s co-owner and actor Shah Rukh Khan was also bowled over by the players’ stellar performance. Taking to Twitter, SRK lauded the team members — especially captain Shreyas Iyer, pacer Umesh Yadav and Australian batter Aaron Finch. “Well played boys. Stupendous effort by @ShreyasIyer15 @AaronFinch5 @y_umesh,” he tweeted.
Well played boys. Stupendous effort by @ShreyasIyer15 @AaronFinch5 @y_umesh congrats to #SunilNarine for the 150th match & @Bazmccullum for that innings 15 yrs ago. I know we lost but if we have to go down this is the only way to do it! Keep ur chins up….
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 18, 2022
“Congrats to #SunilNarine for the 150th match and @Bazmccullum for that innings 15 yrs ago. I know we lost but if we have to go down this is the only way to do it! Keep ur chins up….,” Shah Rukh Khan emphasised.
Jos Buttler‘s 103-run knock, his second century of the season, and Yuzvendra Chahal‘s five-wicket haul which also included a hat-trick powered Rajasthan Royals to a thrilling seven-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Obed McCoy bowled the final over of the match with KKR needing 11 runs with two wickets in hand but the left-arm pacer dismissed Sheldon Jackson and Umesh Yadav to guide Rajasthan to the fourth win of the season.
KKR’s next match will be against Gujarat Titans on April 23.
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