IPL 2022: 'I Think I'll Go Insane' Skipper Shreyas Iyer Can't Wait To Meet KKR Co-Owner Shah Rukh Khan

Updated - 20 Mar 2022, 01:35 PM

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan. Image-Twitter

Shreyas Iyer, the new captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has expressed his eagerness to meet the team’s owner, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

During the press conference, Iyer had a fanboy moment, admitting that he would go a bit crazy if he meets him because he has loved him for a long time.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer Image: Twitter

Shreyas Iyer will begin a new era in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after being signed by the two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ahead of the 2022 season after playing for the Delhi franchise for seven years.

Iyer was purchased by KKR for INR 12.25 crore and will look to duplicate his performances at Delhi Capitals with the Knight Riders as he enters the IPL 2022 on the heels of a stellar run of international cricket across all forms.

Shreyas Iyer was delighted to finally meet Shah Rukh Khan:

Iyer was delighted to meet Bollywood icon and KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan as he looked forward to the 15th season of the cash-rich league. Iyer said he’s idolized the 56-year-old for a long period and thinks he’ll go insane if he sees him.

Shreyas Iyer- KKR
Photo Credit: (Twitter/KKR)

Speaking during a press conference on Saturday, the skipper said, “I haven’t interacted with (Shah Rukh Khan). I am looking forward to that moment because he has always been one of the motivating factors to me especially. Because whenever I get a break or (during) free time I love to see his interviews and I love to see the spark which he brings to the industry.”
“And also whenever he is there present at the stadium, the support that he offers to the team is simply outstanding to see it from outside. Yeah, I am really eager and just waiting, counting on the time…whenever I’ll get that opportunity to meet him, I’ll go a bit crazy I feel,” Iyer added.
The Iyer-led KKR will begin their IPL 2022 season on March 26 at the Wankhede Stadium against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings.

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