IPL 2019 has seen some thumping victories, crushing defeats (read: Royal Challengers Bangalore) and some truly exciting cricket. The sporting extravaganza has also been mired in the ‘Mankading’ controversy and given birth to a spate of hilarious memes.
Last night’s match at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens was Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals and it was nothing short of incredible. We got to see Andre Russell’s sixes and Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 97 off 63 balls.
DC successfully chased KKR’s score of 178 with 7 wickets to spare.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 12, 2019
But it was KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan’s sweet message for ‘dada’ Sourav Ganguly that won everyone over. Despite their loss, his tweet reflected the true spirit of the game by gracefully accepting defeat and speaking highly of the winning side.
Wonderful play by @RealShubmanGill & @Russell12A yet again. Losing is ok but today we kind of lacked heart, especially bowling, that’s sad. Only positive out of this game was that our Dada @SGanguly99 was at Eden on the winning side. Congrats @DelhiCapitals
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 12, 2019
For the uninitiated, Sourav Ganguly was earlier associated with Kolkata Knight Riders. Later, he moved to the Pune Warriors franchise and now he’s the advisor for Delhi Capitals.
The tweeple couldn’t get enough of King Khan’s humility and praised him for his big heart.
This is SRK…his greetings to d winning team is such a positive gesture…no hatred…shah spreads only love….
— ❤sherin SRK❤ (@simon_sherin) April 13, 2019
Sometimes we win, sometimes we learn… Really hope this loss will turn into a new chance for our team's play improvement. Stay positive & keep smiling, Shah. Better days will come for sure. Sending you lots of love and a big hug.💜❤
— Chelo (@Te_amo_ShahRukh) April 12, 2019
Bade dilwala ❤ pic.twitter.com/IUbht44mJ0
— Team SRK Dhule (@TeamSRKDhule) April 12, 2019
How is this man so positive with everything in life 😍 you are amazing 😭
— Chennai Super Kings🦁 (@Srijeeta7) April 12, 2019
Allah bless the big hearted man.
— SRKFanSalma (@SRKFanSalma_) April 12, 2019
The actor is known as the ‘king of romance’ and sometimes the ‘king of Bollywood’ but now he has proven that he is also the ‘king of hearts’. His special message has made his fans respect him even more!