Throwback Thursday: When Shah Rukh Khan celebrated KKR’s IPL successes

First Published 19, Mar 2020, 1:57 PM

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has been deferred till April 15 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). As cricket fans wait to hear from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over its next move for the conduct of IPL, let us look back at the time when Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan celebrated his team Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) successes in the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament. Shah Rukh is one of the owners of KKR franchise and never misses an opportunity to cheer his team at the stadiums. KKR won two IPL titles (2012, 2014).

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan does a somersault after his team won the IPL playoff match against Delhi Daredevils at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on May 22, 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan does a somersault after his team won the IPL playoff match against Delhi Daredevils at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on May 22, 2012

Co-owners of KKR Shah Rukh and Juhi Chawla arrive for the 2nd day of IPL 2018 Player Auction in Bangalore on January 28, 2018

Co-owners of KKR Shah Rukh and Juhi Chawla arrive for the 2nd day of IPL 2018 Player Auction in Bangalore on January 28, 2018

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with Shah Rukh and Juhi holding the trophy during felicitation ceremony of the IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders on June 3, 2014 in Kolkata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with Shah Rukh and Juhi holding the trophy during felicitation ceremony of the IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders on June 3, 2014 in Kolkata

Pune Warriors Captain Sourav Ganguly standing with his former employer and owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan at Eden garden after the match between the two teams on May 5, 2012 in Kolkata

Pune Warriors Captain Sourav Ganguly standing with his former employer and owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan at Eden garden after the match between the two teams on May 5, 2012 in Kolkata

Happy after winning the match against the Pune Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan trying his hands in batting at Eden Garden on May 5, 2012 in Kolkata

Happy after winning the match against the Pune Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan trying his hands in batting at Eden Garden on May 5, 2012 in Kolkata

Shah Rukh Khan with Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha enjoying the match between Pune Warriors India and Kolkata Knight Riders at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on May 19, 2012 in Pune

Shah Rukh Khan with Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha enjoying the match between Pune Warriors India and Kolkata Knight Riders at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on May 19, 2012 in Pune

Shah Rukh dancing in jubilation after his teams victory against Chennai Super Kings during the IPL final match at MA Chidambaram stadium on May 27, 2012 in Chennai

Shah Rukh dancing in jubilation after his teams victory against Chennai Super Kings during the IPL final match at MA Chidambaram stadium on May 27, 2012 in Chennai

Shah Rukh celebrates the victory of his team from the terrace with the spectators during the IPL final match, between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 27, 2012

Shah Rukh celebrates the victory of his team from the terrace with the spectators during the IPL final match, between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 27, 2012

Shah Rukh talks to Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni after the IPL final between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 27th, 2012

Shah Rukh talks to Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni after the IPL final between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 27th, 2012

Celebrations with Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Kolkata's Eden Gardens in 2014

Celebrations with Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Kolkata's Eden Gardens in 2014

Shah Rukh holds the IPL trophy as he arrives at Kolkata's Eden Gardens in 2014

Shah Rukh holds the IPL trophy as he arrives at Kolkata's Eden Gardens in 2014

Shah Rukh kisses Bengal chief minister Mamata at Eden Gardens in 2014

Shah Rukh kisses Bengal chief minister Mamata at Eden Gardens in 2014

Bengal chief minister Mamata gestures as she holds IPL trophy with Shah Rukh in 2014

Bengal chief minister Mamata gestures as she holds IPL trophy with Shah Rukh in 2014

Shah Rukh dances during an IPL match involving KKR

Shah Rukh dances during an IPL match involving KKR

Shah Rukh holds IPL trophy after KKR won the title in 2012

Shah Rukh holds IPL trophy after KKR won the title in 2012

Shah Rukh gestures towards the crowd during an IPL match

Shah Rukh gestures towards the crowd during an IPL match

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