Posted: Apr 29, 2009
After a string of defeats suffered by Kolkata Knight Riders, team owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has decided not to go back to South Africa unless KKR starts winning. The actor, who flew down to the city to cast his vote in the general elections, said that he will stay put in Mumbai as he doesn't want to be a part of the "sadness" which follows every defeat.
"If they are doing well, I will go back otherwise, I don't like going back and feeling sad for the boys because there is a lot of talent in the team and a lot of hardwork," said a demoralised Shah Rukh. The Kolkata Knight Riders have played fives matches out of which they managed to win only one match in the second season of Indian Premiere League. "I feel very bad when we are not winning. I don't want to participate in that sadness with them," Shah Rukh said.
His team has been dogged by controversies since the very beginning, be it the multiple-captaincy issue, or a clash with cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, or the tell-all blog written by an alleged team insider. Shah Rukh's latest comments are quite contrary to the sentiments expressed by him in his official blog, titled 'Keep the Faith' a few days ago.
"I don't know if the path we have chosen is correct or not...It's just a path we the Knight Riders have chosen to walk on and will stick to it, till the very end," Shah Rukh had said in his blog.