I am the greatest fan of Dada, says Shah Rukh

I am the greatest fan of Dada, says Shah Rukh

A visibly annoyed Shah Rukh Khan sought to put an end to his comparison with KKR’s former captain Sourav Ganguly and asked the fans to “grow up” and stop comparing the two.

“Grow up please. This is sport. Let’s play it like a sport. We keep on talking about Kings and Khans... This is crap to be honest. I say this with love and respect to all of you,” SRK said on the sidelines of the Kolkata Knight Riders post-match party. The Bollywood superstar, who raged a debate after he dumped the left-hander following a forgettable three-season stint, said it’s high time people got over it and leave the former India skipper alone.

“To be honest, if we don’t outgrow this, it is embarrassing not only to us, not only to me, its embarrassing for Dada also...

“We should get over this. Every time I come to Kolkata, if you are going to bring this up for a few headlines and some spicy titbits I think it’s a little unfair.” he said.

“It’s not only unfair to me. It is unfair to the great legend that Sourav Ganguly is... Let him play his cricket, lead his life in whichever team he plays for, whether it’s an Indian team, an IPL team or a domestic team.

“We should all be cheering for the greatness that he has achieved instead of making him small with these comparisons and belittling the importance of what Sourav Ganguly has achieved in Indian sports history,” the actor said. 

Asked whether he might think of bringing in Ganguly as a mentor for his side, Shahrukh said, “I’m the mentor of this team. The owner of this team. The hero of this team. I’m the God of this team. Generally what I’m saying is we have a lot of love for all the cricketing greats.Personally, I’m the greatest fan of Dada.” 

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)