It is a well-renowned fact about mutual admiration MS Dhoni and Shah Rukh Khan have towards each other even though they are part of different franchises in the IPL. Mahendra Singh Dhoni had been a lynchpin for the Chennai SuperKings over the years while Shah Rukh Khan has been the face of the Kolkata Knight Riders.
In a recent interview, while promoting his movie Raees, Shah Rukh Khan expressed his disappointment for not being able to bid for arguably the most successful captain in limited overs cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He stated that he is ready to even vend his clothes off, in order to purchase the dynamic leader for his team in the IPL
“Yaar main toh usko apna Pyjama bech ke bhi kharid lun, wo Aaye toh auction mein” said the Baadshah of Bollywood in Hindi which can be translated into “I am ready to purchase Dhoni even if it means selling off my pyjama, but he never appears under the hammer in IPL auctions.” according to Sportswallah.
He further expressed his disappointment for not being able to attend all the matches in the IPL featuring the Knight Riders, due to his hectic work schedule.
“I want to attend the majority of them but unfortunately due to the work schedule I missed many of them last year, However, this year InshaAllah the movie with Imtiaz (Ali) would be in post-production by the time IPL starts, so I might attend more games,” commented Shah Rukh.
Yesterday, the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders, Venky Mysore, expressed his disappointments for the absence of the King of Bollywood at Eden Gardens. KKR steamrolled the RCB batsmen as they won the match by a huge margin of 82 runs.
Given that MS Dhoni’s contract with the Rising Pune Supergiant would dissolve next year, the former Indian captain would be ready to go under the hammer yet again in next year’s IPL auction. However, it would be interesting to watch the bid wars between Chennai Super Kings and Knight Riders for the services of the 35-year old.