In an interview with ESPN, Sourav Ganguly had dedicated his toothache to Shah Rukh Khan; read details
From Didi (Mamata Banerjee) to Dada (Sourav Ganguly), all love Shah Rukh Khan in West Bengal, especially when he decided to buy Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL.
Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian cricket team, was an icon and he led the franchise in the 2008 and 2010 seasons. However, Shah Rukh Khan, in the fourth season of the IPL, did not buy the star player. Later, this led to a spat between the two.
According to reports, King Khan and Kolkata Knight Riders' management wanted to replace the team and bring in new players. Sourav went on to join the Pune team called Pune Warriors and had some vicious things to say about Shah Rukh.
As per a report on ESPN, Sourav Ganguly had dedicated his toothache to Shah Rukh. He had said, "I experienced a throbbing sensation in my jaw. It was extremely annoying, painful and made me wince. So I have decided to dedicate my toothache to the one other entity that makes me feel exactly the same - Shah Rukh Khan. However, unlike Shah Rukh, the toothache will be gone in a few days. If only there were painkillers that could get rid of gratuitously irritating, cloyingly cheerful team owners, eh?"
But after a few years, things settled down, and it's all water under the bridge now. During an interview with Times Now, Sourav had said, "KKR were fair in changing the team around, but it was a bit surprising not being a part of them as the franchise was very close to me."
When the reporter asked about his equation with Shah Rukh, he said, "Oh yes! There was never a problem, whenever these things (both going different ways) happen, there's always a bit of hitch."
Last Updated 5:51 PM IST