IPL 2021: Shah Rukh Khan apologizes to fans for KKR ‘choke’ against MI

Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of the KKR franchise, expressed his disappointment over the team’s shocking defeat against Mumbai Indians.

Chasing 153 to win, KKR was cruising to a win, needing just 30 off 26 balls after an opening partnership of 72 runs between Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill.

The leg-spinner Rahul Chahar started the wickets procession in the ninth over removing the opening batsman Shubamn Gill as his first scalp of the night.

After which, Chahar just kept chipping at the wickets as he took wickets in the 11th, 13th, and the 15th over of the innings, taking wickets of Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, and skipper Eoin Morgan. Krunal Pandya, on the other hand, was the miser and removed Shakib Al Hasan in an important breakthrough for his team.

Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell didn't have an answer to some tight bowling by Jasprit Bumrah and Boult and KKR fell short by 10 runs off the target.

Bollywood superstar and team co-owner Shah Rukh Khan apologized to the fans of the KKR side after a humiliating loss. Taking to Twitter he wrote, “Disappointing performance. to say the least @KKRiders apologies to all the fans!”

KKR will now face RCB on April 18 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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