IPL 2021: Here's how Shah Rukh Khan celebrated KKR's 100th win
Kolkata Knight Riders is a former two-time champion of the Indian Premier League, having won it in 2012 and 2014. It managed to finish in the fifth spot in IPL 2020. It is off to a winning start in IPL 2021, taming fellow former champion Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Former champion Kolkata Knight Riders was off to a winning start to its Indian Premier League 2021 campaign. It trumped fellow former champion Sunrisers Hyderabad by ten wickets at the MA Chidambaram (Chepauk) Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.\
With this win, KKR registered its tenth win in the opening game of the 14 seasons so far. Also, it was its 100th win in the tournament, thus becoming the third side after Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to do so.
Following the win, KKR's principal owner and renowned Bollywood actor, Shah Rukh Khan, expressed his delight at it. He took to his Twitter to celebrate the win.
Winning the toss, SRH skipper David Warner invited KKR to bat first, as Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi nailed the bowlers to post a respectable total of 187/6. While the SRH batsmen, namely Pandey and Jonny Bairstow, did well, the KKR bowlers were too strong to give up, as SRH fell short by ten runs.
Brief scores: KKR 187/6 (Rana- 80, Tripathi- 53; Rashid- 2/24, Nabi- 2/32) beat SRH 177/5 (Pandey 61*, Bairstow- 55; Krishna- 2/35) by ten runs.
KKR would be facing the defending champion, MI, on Tuesday in Chennai. Both the teams won apiece last season, while MI is traditionally ahead in terms of head-to-head clashes.