The King Khan before leaving for South Africa, as the IPL season 2 begins there, said, “I have not said anything against Gavaskar. I just wanted to have breathing space to try something new. I have sent him an apology letter because he was in America that time."
“Due to the wonderful methodology that television applies, that comment was for people who don"t understand cricket and who are still telling me how to run the team. If Gavaskar asks me to walk on my head and run the team, I would. Anything that Gavaskar says that has to do with cricket, if he mentions, should be followed," Shahrukh said.
One can recall that delivering the taunt, Shahrukh at a press conference in Mumbai last week had stated, "I have great respect for Mr Gavaskar. I have grown up enjoying his performance as well as KR Vishwanath and Kapil's. We all respect him too much but having said that I would like to say that please give it (the multiple-captain theory) a breathing space to try now. If we fail we can always go back to the traditional way. I have spent lot of money on my team. If you have a problem then you buy your own team and run it the way you want."
In his column in Hindustan Times Sunil Gavaskar had panned Kolkata Knight Riders coach John Buchanan for advocating that a team be lead by multiple captains for the IPL second season.