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Shahrukh wants to make Kolkata proud

By: By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
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The start of the new year has signalled that the Indian Premiere League is not far away. As the Kolkata Knight Riders players get busy with their preparatory camp their owner Shahrukh Khan paid them a visit. While interacting with the media the My Name Is Khan actor said that he was disappointed with the performance of his team in the last two seasons of the IPL but team has to look ahead and bury the poor performance of the past.

Shahrukh said that “I regret losing, I don"t like losing. I also regret that I have let Kolkata down, more so because of the love this city has showered on us. We"re a good and honest side and I believe we can do much better than what we have so far. We have to bring cohesiveness into the team. It"s also about proving to myself that if I undertake a job, I can be successful at it."

On the preparation to IPL 3 Shahrukh said “I"m not the right person here to talk about cricket. There are many experts Sourav (Ganguly), Dav (Whatmore) , Wasim (Akram) who have a better understanding of the game. We have a fresh approach to everything this year. We have a new coach in Dav, a new group of support staff and of course, there"s Wasim. I"m glad they haven"t changed me at least! Hopefully, by the end of the year we will be able to make Kolkata proud."

When asked about his sudden visit to the preparatory camp Shahrukh said “This is certainly not the first time I have visited KKR at practice. I"m sure I have done that earlier too. Last year, things were too jumbled up — I got injured and then the tournament was shifted to South Africa. During the first edition, we had to play at a very short notice, so there wasn"t really too much time for practice. But this time it"s different and we are more organised."

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