By: Raymond Ronamai
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Maybe Shahrukh Khan knew Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his young boys need him more than anything else. Ironically, Indian T20 cricket team doesn't have a coach, and Shahrukh, who inspired many with his role as a coach in Chak De India, was there in the pavilion cheering for the boys in blue till the last ball. His presence in the stadium seemed to have boosted the team spirit amongst the young lads.
King Khan and his son Aryan were seen encouraging team India everyone moment during the final match against arch rival Pakistan in Johannesburg. He was seen clapping his hands, cheering and shouting to the boy. The young boys performed superbly and eventually went on to win the first T20 Cricket World Championship, as if they heard Shahrukh's plea.
He did not take off his shirt to show off his new six-pack abs, which he has gained for his forthcoming release Om Shanti Om, but he did went straight to the cricket grounds and hugged the boys. He was there to congratulate the young winning team that has made India proud.
The big question is whether the King Khan inspired the young and inexperienced team to fight together till the last. Well, whether he inspired or not is not important here. The fact is he was there in the pavilion cheering and encouraging the boys. And he was there to congratulate them like a true coach!