Kolkata Knight Riders' owner Shahrukh Khan is a happy man today. With so many allegations surrounding him, this one reason is enough to bring a smile on SRK's face...., the reason being the victory of his team in the Indian Premier League (Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings in IPL 5 finals).
It looks like Shahrukh used 'Chak De' strategy to inspire his team (KKR) to win the match. In Chak De India, Shahrukh (coach) had inspired his Girls Hockey team, a few minutes before the finals, by saying, "Sattar (70) Minute, sattar minute hai tumhare paas. Shayad yeh, tumhare zindagi ke sab se khaas sattar minute. Aaj tum aacha khelo ya bura khelo, yeh sattar minute tumhe zindagi bhar yaad rahegi.... (You have 70 minutes. May be, this will be your life's most precious 70 mins. Today, you play well or not, you will remember these 70 mins life long...)." This inspired his hockey team win the match.
In the same way, when his team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) reached IPL finals, hours before the match, Shahrukh Khan, showed his team a video which featured pet talks and best wishes from the cricketers' family members.
Manoj Tiwary, middle order batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders, who hit the winning boundary for his team to emerge victorious for the first time in IPL, said that the video was very inspirational. The major contributor for the match's win, Manvinder Bisla, who scored 89 runs, also agreed with Manoj Tiwary.
So, do we believe that Shahrukh Khan's 'Chak De strategy' helped his team win?