The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) can change anyoneslife in a minute. Kolkata Knight Riders star performer Rahul Tripathi’s life also changed overnight after his match-winning knock of 81 last night. Young Tripathi not only realized his dream of scoring big in the IPL last night but he also realized another dream of his. Dream of meeting the king of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan.
Tripathi’s efforts with the bat not only fetched him applauds from former and current cricketers, but even King Khan himself. Shahrukh Khan, co-owner of KKR was in the stands watching as one of his biggest fans Tripathi played an innings he will never forget.
The adulation was such that when Tripathi was collecting his Player-of-the-Match Awarded, SRK, from the stands shouted an epic line that has gone on to define his career, “Rahul, naam toh suna hoga,” in context to the ‘Rahul’ who was collecting his award from Harsha Bhogle. The video of SRK delivering his dialogue at the highest pitch of his voice went viral on social media.
However, moments after, KKR posted another short clip, where Dinesh Karthik seems to be going his way around the side-screen when Tripathi came from behind and patted his captain on the back. Karthik then put his hands around Tripathi’s shoulder and introduced him to Shah Rukh as his “Biggest fan ever”.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 7, 2020
Tripathi’s knock of 81 held the KKR innings together. Used as a lower-order batsman in the previous games, the team management promoted Tripathi to open the innings in place of Sunil Narine and the batsmen did not disappoint, hitting eight fours and three sixes during his match-winning knock.