KKR playing well without Ganguly: SRKMay 6th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan Friday said his team is doing well in the Indian Premier League (IPL) without former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who went unsold in the players’ auction earlier this year.
“I would have liked ‘dada’ (as Ganguly is popularly known) to play for us but in the scheme of things we wanted,” Shah Rukh told reporters at a promotional event here.
“I think we didn’t just have one reason for failing in the last seasons, we have lots of them. And this time we wanted to start with a clean state and give the reins of all the team decisions to the coaching staff. By nature I am a very sporting person, and I think the choices made were wonderful - the team is playing well,” he added.
Ganguly has been roped in by Pune Warriors as a replacement for injured fast bowler Ashish Nehra and Shah Rukh has wished him good luck.
“As far as dada is concerned, he is my favourite player. I wish him all the best, wherever he goes. I hope he does very well with whichever team he plays - right now Pune Warriors, but hopefully not against us,” said Shah Rukh in his inimitable style.
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