MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he has never given "Chak De! India" sort of speeches to his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team from the Indian Premier League (IPL).
KKR co-owner SRK was pertaining to his role in the film of Kabir Khan, coach of an underdog Indian women's hockey team that goes on to win the World Cup under his guidance.
Kabir Khan's "70-minute" pep talk to his team in the film before the ultimate match has gone onto become a contemporary pop classic moment in Bollywood.
However, as the owner of his IPL team, Shah Rukh essays a really different role.
"I was just hanging there, waving my arms from my balcony. So, when we won it, it had been a vindication of belief because tons of individuals started telling me to sell the team which I never would. and I don't say that out of evil, I said it out of belief and confidence," Shah Rukh said while recalling the moments when his team won the IPL.
"Actually, the very first match we won, I was going to jump from my balcony, but I feel my kids, I think it had been my daughter who caught me. I could have flown that night, but I settled at home. I even have been a sportsman all my life at a really small level, so I have never really given them some ‘Chak De! India' sort of lectures I actually have never done that," he added.
Shah Rukh expressed this on Star Sports show "Cricket Connected". Gautam Gambhir, former captain of KKR, was also a part of the episode.
Looking back at his memories about the team, Gambhir said: "He told me once I was at the auction that this can be your make or break moment and he won't interfere. I just promised him one thing. I do not know when it's going to be, but by the time I leave, whether it's going to be after 3 years or 6, but by the time I leave this franchise, this franchise is going to be in a far better position. that is the promise I made to him."