IPL 2018: Shah Rukh Khan Responds to Special KKR Fan

Published - 20 May 2018, 07:33 PM | Updated - 20 May 2018, 07:34 PM

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Shah Rukh Khan. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Shah Rukh Khan has appreciated the efforts of Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) fan, Wangdi Bhutia. The die-hard fan of the KKR franchise is on his way to conquer the most difficult peaks, Mount Everest.

Bhutia wants to unfurl the flag of Knight Riders flag at the summit. Meanwhile, Bhutia has already scaled the Everest on two occasions. Thus, it is his third attempt at the pinnacle of the highest mountain peak.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders became the third team to qualify for the playoffs stage of the ongoing eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Men in Purple have won eight matches and thus they have sealed their spot in the final four with an impressive win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Photo by: Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Shah Rukh Khan thanks special fan.

Bhutia said that he is a huge KKR fan since the inception of the IPL way back in 2008. The cricket enthusiast added that he wants his favourite franchise to lift the trophy for the third time.

KKR has won the IPL title on two occasions. Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise had won the IPL trophy in 2012 and 2014 edition respectively.

“I have been a KKR fan ever since the IPL began, and I have secretly dreamed of carrying the flag to the top of Everest. This time, the IPL season coincides with one of my climbs, and I don’t know when I will have a chance like this again. I’ll be able to summit well in time for the IPL final, and I want to see KKR win,” Wangdi said in the video from the Everest base camp in Nepal.

KKR players celebrate the fall of a wicket. Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Shah Rukh Khan appreciated the efforts of Wangdi Bhutia. The Bollywood king gave gratitude to Bhutia for his honour and support. The actor added that the whole KKR family will pray for his success in this journey.

Shah Rukh Khan said in his post, “Thank u Wangdi Bhutia for your love & this honour. The whole KKR family will pray for ur success on this awesome journey. Really this is a big honour. Love to u. We will all try to be as brave & adventurous like u”.

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