Shahrukh Khan Views About Pakistani T20 Cricket Players Must Watch
Shahrukh Khan, the co-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise has, the pressures the IPL franchises face in team selection spoken, referring to the last auction where no Pakistan players were awarded the contract. He also referred to the requirements of the Shiv Sena, a regional party, the Australian players from IPL block.
Shah Rukh described Pakistan’s exclusion from the IPL as “humiliating”. “I think its really humiliating for me as the owner of KKR that this has happened,” he told NDTV. “We are known to be good, we are known to invite everyone, and we should have. And if there are any problems, they should have set out earlier so that everything could happen respectfully.
“I truly believe that they have chosen. In fact, I’m not the one who is opposed to all the others say something, but I wanted to Abdul Razzaq. I think it was much earlier than even in the papers started the auction . Dada (Sourav Ganguly) was very interested.
Eleven Pakistan players were on 66 for the IPL auction in Mumbai on the short list, but none has been picked up. The players had received NOCs from the PCB to participate in the tournament, after various ministries of the Government of Pakistan had cleared them to tour India. But uncertainty about the tense relations between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks in November 2008, could have prompted the franchise, to exercise restraint. Shah Rukh highlighted concerns team owners face in such situations.
“I do not give an excuse, and I truly believe that Pakistani players are the best T20 players in the world. They are the champions. They are wonderful. But somewhere down the line there is a problem and we can not deny it” , he said. “There is a problem, we can not always say” Oh, that was wrong. Yes, perhaps the way it was done was wrong, as it is carried out may be wrong. But you can not always tell Koi nahi hai problem keeping yaar, woh aa jate (There is no question, they could have come). There is a problem, do not let it be denied. Every day we have to blame Pakistan, every day they have us to blame, it’s a problem. “