Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is gung-ho about his Kolkata Knight Riders winning the eighth Indian Premier League lung-opener on a day his youngest son AbRam had his maiden match experience.
The Bollywood superstar said he is "extremely happy" that his children enjoy the matches and understand the value of losing and winning.
"Happy match was in our favour cos it was AbRam’s 1st match. Nerves…fielding on both sides as brittle as Gauti’s bat tonite…love u Kolkata," he posted on Twitter.
Defending champions KKR sailed to a seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener here on Wednesday.
"I want my children to enjoy sports… this game and I love IPL. It’s very personal to me so I feel extremely happy that my kids come and understand the value of losing and winning. Tonight (Wednesday) was winning…it had to be… all there were here," said Shah Rukh Khan, who landed in the city with his three children on Wednesday to cheer for his team.
Son AbRam, youngest of the lot at less than two years, was seen running around the pitch post the game and attempted to hug KKR captain Gautam Gambhir after the win. This was AbRam’s first IPL match.
"You can’t come with three kids and let them down. Tonight is important because after a long time I am together with them. I will come for all the matches," he said.
He jokingly said he and his three sons are the cheerleaders of the team. He also commented that he was the "packaging" of the team.
"I would honestly like to take the whole responsibility for it but I would be lying. I stand by them. There is Gautam and the rest of the boys and Venky sir and Jai bhai."
"They spend so much time that they have completely made sure that I am now just the packaging of the team and when I become boring… I bring my children to the game. I just come and cheer. I am the cheerleader of the losing team and now we have three cheerleaders," the KKR co-owner responded to a poser on his contribution to the team’s performance.
King Khan took to Twitter earlier on Wednesday about his trip to Kolkata with his kids.
"Taking so many kids for the KKR match…it’s like I am a class teacher Incharge of Nursery to Higher Secondary," he posted on Twitter, as KKR took on Mumbai Indians at the historic stadium.
Known for his emotional connection with Kolkata, the superstar stressed this sojourn was also an introduction of AbRam to the "maximum love" that the city has to offer.
"The fact that I have got my under two year old son here is to introduce him to the maximum love I have got anywhere in the world while failing repeatedly and I want him to know the people that love you, love you unconditionally, so I thank Kolkata for unconditional love," he said.