IPL 2020: KKR opener Rahul Tripathi received praising from his one of the owner Shah Rukh Khan on behalf of his performance that night. Dinesh Karthik-led KKR beat MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings by 10 runs.
Rahul Tripathi – Match winner
Tripathi, who played a crucial inning of 81 of 51 balls in the first innings, was named the Man of the Match. The right-handed batsman had opened the innings alongside Sunil Narine and KKR put a 168-run target for the CSK.
SRH Applause R Tripathi
When Rahul Tripathi collected his award, Shah Rukh Khan was heard shouting his iconic dialogue from the movie ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’, “Rahul, naam toh suna hi hoga!” The Bollywood megastar’s gesture made the KKR opener burst into laughter while he was in conversation with Harsha Bhogle during the post-match presentation ceremony.
Here’s the video of SRK saying ‘Rahul naam toh suna hoga’. Tripathi is blushing throughout. 💓 pic.twitter.com/2q0L1IIx52
— ɑeɡoη (@smirkesque) October 7, 2020
After electing to bat first, KKR managed to add a respectable 167 on the board after 20 overs. Rahul Tripathi, who was promoted to open the innings along with Shubman Gill played a brilliant knock of 81 from 51 deliveries.
CSK were off to a great start as Shane Watson hit his second consecutive 50. However, things changed after the 10-over mark, with CSK only able to add 14 runs in 5 overs since then. This pressure told on the chasing team, and KKR saw out the match.
Regarding this impressive victory, one of the KKR owners Shah Rukh Khan made a tweet. Which reads as “We were a few runs short, but the bowling made up for it at the end. Well played boys of @KKRiders And have to mention our @ImRTripathi ‘Naam toh suna tha….kaam usse bhi kamaal hai’ Be healthy all of you and rest well. @Bazmccullum will see u soon”.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 7, 2020