When there is IPL and KKR is playing against CSK and Shah Rukh Khan is not there, that is impossible. When there is Shan Rukh Khan (SRK), there is no shortage of energy, excitement, and a lot of entertainment.
As expected when KKR beat CSK by ten runs and the hero of the match Rahul Tripathi walked up to collect his Man of the Match award for his brilliant knock of 81 runs, Shah Rukh shouted his iconic dialogue; “Rahul, naam toh suna hi hoga,” even as Harsha Bhogle and Tripathi himself burst into laughter.
“Rahul” name is one of the most-used on-screen characters portrayed by Shah Rukh Khan in his film career. The dialogue SRK shouted at the post-match presentation for Rahul Tripathi was first used in his movie 1997 blockbuster ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai.’
However, Rahul Tripathi was the one-man army of KKR and made 50% of the total score KKR. Tripathi reached his fifty in just 31 balls and score 81 runs and stood alone for KKR. KKR put 167 runs on the board while batting first.
On the other hand, CSK bowler Karn Sharma (2/25), Shradul Thakur (2/28), Sam Curran (2/26) claimed two wickets each, and the overall bowling performance was better.
In the batting department, Watson and Ambati Rayudu made a 69-run partnership, but the duo departed for the addition of just two runs while CSK needs 78 runs in the last ten overs.
However, the other batsmen didn’t perform well, and CSK were restricted to 157 runs while chasing 167 runs and lost the match by ten runs.
However, KKR moves up to third place in the table with three wins from five matches, while CSK remained at five with four points from six games.
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