ST. LUCIA – Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s team in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) drafts has picked emerging player from the PSL 2017, Shadab Khan.
SRK, who owns IPL’s Kolkata Knight Riders, also owns a team in CPL named Trinbago Knight Riders.
Shadab Khan was picked by the Trinbago Knight Riders for $30,00, that is equal to what paceman Wahab Riaz got from Barbados Tridents and double to Kamran Akmal’s price ($15,000), who was picked by St. Lucia Starr.
The signing has an interesting background as KKR CEO had on behalf of SRK stated Thursday that he (SRK) doesn’t even know a league is being played in Pakistan.
The statement referred to a rumour that KKR has offered a three-match series with PSL Champions Peshawar Zalmi on a neutral venue.
Twitterati was never behind while trolling contrast of statement and the act.
— Gumshuda (@Rabeel_Tariq) March 10, 2017
Earlier in the day, it was reported that Javed Afridi had been congratulated by KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan for winning the Pakistan Super League final and that Khan had suggested a T20 series between the Knight Riders and Zalmi.
But KKR denied the reports.
KKR won’t be playing any unauthorized games/leagues as some false reports are claiming.
No such communication happened from our end.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 9, 2017
After KKR’s denial, Javed Afridi also termed the news mere speculation.
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) March 9, 2017
KKR CEO Venky Mysore decided to rub Afridi’s face even more in it. “I just had a word with Shah Rukh and he told me he has been so busy shooting these days that he didn’t even know that any such league was happening in Pakistan or Dubai, let alone calling any franchise owner and congratulating him on winning the tournament,” said Mysore while speaking to the Indian media.