WATCH: Yashasvi Jaiswal's dream fulfilled after meeting Shah Rukh Khan in IPL 2024

Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a breathtaking encounter

By Web Desk
April 17, 2024
Shah Rukh Khan hugs Yashasvi Jaiswal after the match. — Screengrab

Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener Yashasvi Jaiswal fulfilled his lifelong dream of meeting The King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan (SRK), after the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KRR) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

Shah Rukh Khan, one of the biggest names in entertainment world, was present at Eden Gardens when the two teams took on one another. Jos Buttler’s heroics sure ruined SRK’s evening as his team came close to winning the match but looked helpless in front of the English international’s prowess.

After the match ended, Jaiswal stood in the ground and waited for SRK as he was greeting players from both sides. In a video posted by RR on their X, formerly Twitter, account, the 22-year-old was heard saying: “Introduce me to Shah Rukh sir.”

After waiting for a couple of minutes, SRK approached Jaiswal after which he hugged the 22-year-old and took pictures.

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Remember, on the same night, SRK, co-owner of KKR, hugged and congratulated Buttler after his brilliant unbeaten century.

The visuals captured the moment of Khan embracing and appreciating Buttler have gone viral on social media. He was also seen applauding his century from the stands as well.

Nine were needed in the final over bowled by Varun Chakravarthy and the Bollywood legend was down on his knees as the match got tight.

Chakravarthy, who got smashed for a six on his first delivery, bowled 3 dot balls to fight back for the home team in front of the jam-packed stadium with fans on the edge of their seats.

Buttler managed to sneak in a double run despite struggling with an injury and was limping as he got back to the strike after hitting the ball to long on where Mitchell Starc was stationed, but he couldn't get his throw back in time to run out the down and almost out Englishman.

Iyer couldn't bring in all his fielders as his team was guilty of going behind the stipulated time to finish the overs, and they were 1 short.

With 1 needed off the final ball, Chakravarthy delivered it back of a length on the middle stump which Buttler managed to hit away on the leg side and finish the job for the Royals.

It must be noted RR remained top of the table with this win, collecting 12 points now from 7 games even as KKR continued their chase from second place.