Shah Rukh Khan often says “I work very hard, if I get it right great. If I don’t, I try and work harder”. His mantra has been "TINA- there is no alternative to hard work". In the past 3 years we have seen, felt and experienced Shah Rukh’s strong will power and hard work that he is put to build his IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders.
When in 2008 he bought KKR people bursted with joy that their favorite actor also has a cricket team. Soon KKR was all over the place. Shah Rukh did his best in establishing the team and it became a huge brand. Unfortunately KKR couldn’t break into 2008 semis. All we fans thought there’s always a next time. Then in the next season everyone was high on hope. But nothing worked and KKR once again crashed out. This year too KKR could not reach the semis. Three years is enough for somebody to get completely tired and exhausted. And then all along there were detractors. People said SRK should go back to films, why is he wasting time, he is selling the team (despite srk clarifying million times that he’s not selling KKR) and many criticized him. There were times when we fans were frustrated as well. People had so many opinions to provide-"why aren’t the players playing well, this player should be given a chance, he shouldn't play, why isn’t the team winning??"
In these 3 years one man who all through remained positive, full of determination and grit was Shah Rukh Khan. He never lost hope and kept on trying hard to make KKR do well for us die-hard fans. I have always believed and I am sure all agree with me he is the most inspirational and motivating team owner a team can have. People are amazed by his level of patience and tolerance. We have seen so many different avatars of Shahrukh but truly with KKR we have learnt trying till the end, never giving up hope. If you read his tweets or for that matter just watch living with a superstar you will very well realize how sad and disappointed he feels when his team losses. But his willpower and perseverance is inimitable. As Karan Johar tweeted “SRK is a truly motivating and inspiring team owner. More power to him”. Shahrukh has always said that he wants young kids to get inspired by KKR. I must say on behalf of all KKR and SRK fans-“if not by KKR on field we are indeed inspired by your passion, positivity, vision, patience and abundant foresight”. Hats off to SRK.
Shah Rukh often says "If you hate losing enough...you will surely win", " you never leave hope for the ones you love..so KKR will be back inshallah.", "I am just hurt a little not yet slain…lay me down to bleed a bit...I will rise again", "people who don't know perseverance and passion make me who I am". Whatever circumstances ever come one thing is for sure Shah Rukh Khan will be back next year and the next year and the year after and so on..... This blog can't end here. I hope and wish that KKR will win in the future so that I can complete this blog of mine.........