It was a moment of glory for fans of Shah Rukh Khan, as the Bollywood star’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lifted the cup to win the Indian Premier League final in a nail-biting finish against Preity Zinta’s Kings XI Punjab. SRK’s 7.84 million Twitter followers came down on social media with memes and jokes after the win. One tweet said, “Good to see finally Shah Rukh survived after he lost his life in ‘Dil Se’ and ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’
against Preity Zinta.” While another film buff and SRK supporter tweeted tongue in cheek, “And finally, Kolkata Knight Riders took revenge from Preity Zinta for marrying Saif Ali Khan in ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’.” Meanwhile, Khan fans also gushed with praise for the superstar when he donned the Kings XI Punjab jersey as tribute to the losing side. “King Khan shows his love and respect for Preity Zinta by wearing the KXIP jersey. Take a bow. What a star!” gushed one fan. Another said, “Touched by Shah Rukh gesture wearing KXIP jersey. That’s sportsmanship and true companionship. Something to be learned and adopted in life.” With his daughter Suhana by his side, who he has often said is his lucky mascot, SRK looked on as the tense game went on but was more subdued than during KKRs 2012 IPL win. Possibly knowing that his team was playing against his Bollywood friend and costar’s team. The superstar and Preity Zinta drew praise for their sportsmanship and showing open camaraderie while wearing each other’s team shirts. Earlier, SRK had tweeted the team colors with AbRam emblazoned on it, the name of his toddler third child who was at home being taken care of by wife Gauri who watched the game on television.