Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived at Eden Gardens on Thursday night, to attend the KKR vs RCB match in Round 9 of the Indian Premier Cricket League (IPL 2023).
It was the first time in four years that KKR had played in front of their home fans in Kolkata, and King Khan made the occasion even more special with his presence.
KKR were asked to bat first by RCB captain Faf du Plessis, who won the toss at Eden.
Shahrukh Khan was seen with KKR CEO Venky Mysore in the stadium’s VIP stands, choosing a simple black jacket with black jeans for the occasion, and Shahrukh’s entourage included his daughter Suhana Khan and her childhood friend Shanaya Kapoor.
RCB picks bowl first in Gardens of Eden
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to run first at Eden Gardens, and RCB made just one forced change as they brought in left arm seamer David Willey in place of the injured Reece Topley.
Meanwhile, KKR included newcomer Suyash Sharma to replace Anukul Roy in their playing eleven.
Lineup for the match KKR vs RCB
Kolkata Knight Riders “KKR”: Mandeep Singh, Rehmanullah Gorbaz (w), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakarvarthy
Royal Challengers Bangalore “RCB”: Virat Kohli, Pfaff du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Dinesh Karthik (w), Shahbaz Ahmed, David Wylie, Karen Sharma, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohamed Siraj.
Source: Free press journal