‘You make us proud’: TKR owner Shah Rukh Khan celebrates CPL title win
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was elated to see his franchise Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) win the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 title on Thursday, defeating St Lucia Zouks by eight wickets in the final.
The moment Darren Bravo hit the winning boundary, SRK tweeted with a special message for Brendon McCullum. “Ami TKR we rule. Awesome display boys You make us proud, happy and make our party even without a crowd. Love u team. TKR, Lendl Simmons and my favourite Bravo, well done. Kieron Pollard and my man DJ Bravo love you how many now!!! Brendon McCullum come to IPL, love you,” his tweet read.
The actor also took selfies with his TV screen to join the live celebrations in Tarouba as TKR finished the chase of 155 with 11 balls to spare.
Simmons (84 off 49 balls) and Bravo (58 off 47 balls) added 138 runs for the unbroken third wicket stand. Such was TKR’s dominance that they became first team in the history of CPL to win all matches en route to the title.
The final victory was achieved without one of their premier players Sunil Narine, who was dropped from the playing XI.
Brief scores: Trinbago Knight Riders 157/2 (Simmons 84*, DM Bravo 58*; Chase 1/13, Kuggeleijn 1/30) beat St Lucia Zouks 154 all out (Fletcher 39, Deyal 29, Najibullah 24, Chase 22; Pollard 4/30, Fawad 2/22, Ali Khan 2/25, Hosein 1/26) by 8 wickets.