Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan waved and showered flying kisses to fans off the pitch as his team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) battled it out against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Eden Gardens. Nearly halfway through KKR’s innings, Khan — clad in a white T-shirt and sporting a beard — was first flashed on the giant screen having a balloon fight with son AbRam.
He later realised the loud Eden cheers were for him and the “Dilwale” star acknowledged the love by standing up and waving. The superstar has huge fan following and the crowds were delighted to have the superstar co -owner of Kolkata Knight Riders among them. It is first time the King Khan has made an appearance in the season 9 of the IPL .
The superstar then took AbRam on his lap and playfully hit him on the head with the KKR balloon.
Earlier in the day, Khan had tweeted about his arrival which was also his first ‘home match’ this season.
“Practising our dance moves lil AbRam and me as we prep for our first match in Kolkata. Ami Kolkata here we come… see you all at the Garden,” SRK posted on Twitter.
Meanwhile, The Bollywood superstar feels it is the right time to introduce his baby boy AbRam to sports.
AbRam, who completes three years on May 27, was present at the Eden Gardens with his celebrity father to watch the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab.
“Any sport, which will give him happiness. Yes, this is the best age to start introducing,” SRK said after the match which his team KKR won by seven runs.
Shahrukh said his elder son Aryan plays football, though he wanted him to take up cricket. King Khan joked that AbRam could be a mystery fielder. “Because he stands in front, throws in front and the ball goes back”. (IANS)