Kolkata Knight Riders rode on a sensational innings from opener Rahul Tripathi to choose up a 10-run win over Chennai Super Kings earlier this week. After KKR gained the toss and elected to bat in Abu Dhabi, Tripathi smashed 81 runs in 51 balls to assist his facet to an honest whole of 167. In reply, CSK might just muster 157/5 in 20 overs and fell in need of the goal by 10 runs. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)
Tripathi, for his scintillating efficiency, was given the person of the match award. But for the teen, the most effective bit about his efficiency was that it arrive in entrance of KKR proprietor and Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan.
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Speaking on the post-match presentation ceremony, the right-handed batsman described the match-winning efficiency as a dream come true for him.
“Something like a dream come true for me. Was prepared for both the roles. Thought the ball was coming nicely, so I thought we should keep up the scoreboard which is why those shots came out, nothing special,” Tripathi stated.
“It’s a journey. Have loved this journey. Coming to KKR is special. Performing in front of Shahrukh sir is very special. It’s a dream come true,” he additional added.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh himself acknowledged Tripathi’s efficiency after the match. When Tripathi walked as much as acquire his Man of the Match award after taking part in a scintillating knock of 81, Shah Rukh shouted: “Rahul, naam toh suna hi hoga,” whilst Harsha Bhogle and Tripathi himself burst into laughter.