Bollywood superstar ShahRukh Khan, in an epic reply to a fan, answered a question that is bound to be raised sooner or later, “When will Shubhman Gill captain KKR?” The co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was interacting to his millions of fans in a question and answer session on Twitter. The superstar was answering the questions of his fans on the social platform.
While most of the questions were about his personal life style and his film career, one of the fans asked a question about Shahrukh’s IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. The user questioned, “when will Kolkata Knight Riders appoint Shubman Gill as their captain?”. In an epic reply to the fan ShahRukh Khan replied, “As soon as KKR makes you the Head Coach my friend,”shutting down the question with sarcasm.
— Vivek Subramaniam (@viveks1996) January 22, 2020
KKR has been the two time champions of the much coveted IPL trophy. But those wins come under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. After GautamGambhir, Tamil Nadu’s wicker keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is in the charge of the team for the past two years. But he has not yet replicated the success that Gautam Gambhir did.
As soon as KKR makes you the Head Coach my friend. https://t.co/1SSCwWLS8E
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 22, 2020
There was also speculations prior the auction in December 2019 that he might be replaced for the captain’s role by Eoin Morgan, KKR’s latest addition in auction. But for the time being, KKR has persisted with Dinesh Karthik at the helm of the things.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 22, 2020
Shubhman Gill had also been in the frame for the captaincy position. The Right hander Gill has earned a name for himself in the Indian domestic cricket and is rated very highly by cricket pundits. Kolkata Knight Riders secured his services in 2018 for INR 1.8 Cr after Subhman Gill’s exploits in the U19 World Cup. In the two seasons with the franchise, the right handed batsman has done all the good things to remain in the long term schemes of KKR outfit. Last year, he youngster came up with 296 runs in 14 games scoring three fifties in the process.