IPL 2017: Shah Rukh Khan Needs Play-offs To Have An Extra Day

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday expressed his displeasure at the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs not having a reserve day in case of a washout reported IANS. Shah Rukh was witness to KKR's seven-wicket win over defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Eliminator, a match which was marred by heavy rain which ate up large chunks of playing time. 

Having lost four matches before the playoffs against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiant, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians, KKR returned back to winning path. 

Due to heavy falls match was stopped for more than three hours. At around 1 a.m. on Thursday, a six-over second innings was played with KKR needing just 48 runs to win via the Duckworth-Lewis method. KKR won handsomely with four balls to spare and skipper Gautam Gambhir leading from the front. He was unbeaten on 32. But Warner and co had every right to feel dejected as they were not given the full quota of 20 overs to defend their target. Batting great and panel expert Sunil Gavaskar also said in the post-match show that even if SRH had the best bowling attack in the world, it would have been next to impossible to defend a total of 48 with 10 wickets in hand.

KKR play nemesis Mumbai Indians on Friday for a place in the final. Rising Pune Supergiant have already reached the final.


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