Shah Rukh Khan was overwhelmed by the performance of TKR
In the eighth edition of the tournament, Trinbago Knight Riders are running at a breakneck speed. In the fifth match of the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday, they defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by 6 wickets. With this, the Knights snatched the first five matches of the tournament. Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of the franchise, was overwhelmed by the great performance of the team. After winning the match, King Khan congratulated the team cricketers on Twitter.
Batting first at Queens Park Oval on Thursday, Shimron Hetmeyer, Nicholas Puran, Ross Taylor, and Guyana Amazon’s batting line-up could not take special advantage of the day. Kimo Paul made 26 off 26 balls. Hetmeyer and Taylor batted for 26 runs.
Guyana Amazon could not score more than 112 runs in 20 overs with the elegant bowling of Khari Pierre, Fawad Ahmed, and Dwayne Bravo. Pierre took three wickets for just 16 runs in 4 overs. This Trinidadian is the most successful with the ball in the night camp.
The Knights did not have to face too many problems to chase down easy targets. Simmons-Webster’s opening pair scored 34 runs. Simmons was out for 18 runs. Then Munro returned with zero runs. Webster returned with a personal 26 runs. The Knights lost the third wicket for 52 runs.
Then for the fourth wicket, Darren Bravo and Tim Seifert’s undivided 63-run partnership led to Pollard’s side. Seifert remained unbeaten on 39 off 30 balls. Bravo remained unbeaten on 26 runs. With 10 balls left, the Knights picked up the required runs.
The Knights strengthened their position at the top of the league with wins in all five matches. Excited by the team’s great performance, Shah Rukh tweeted after the victory and inspired the whole team. However, the actor also said that he is missing the insanity of the gallery.
Shah Rukh tweeted, ‘It’s good to see the boys’ great performance. Brandon McCullum’s team is looking good. I miss the dance-songs of the gallery but the cheerleaders are trying their best. Ticker Well right. Seifert is great. ‘ In another tweet, Badsha congratulated Khari Pierre separately.