Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday rejected reports that were surfacing the internet regarding Bollywood King Khan who had offered to hold a three-match series with Pakistan Super League champions Peshawar Zalmi.
The news that spread like wild fire was put to rest as the franchise took to Twitter, in a tweet that read:
“KKR won’t be playing any unauthorised games/leagues as some false reports are claiming. No such communication happened from our end,” the franchise said on Twitter.
KKR won’t be playing any unauthorized games/leagues as some false reports are claiming.
No such communication happened from our end.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 9, 2017
The refutation came hours after Peshawar Zalmi’s CEO Javed Afridi claimed SRK, who is the co-owner of KKR, called to congratulate Afridi over his team’s victory and in-turn suggested a three-match series at middle ground.
Sources suggest that after confirming SRK’s offer, Afridi revealed, both team owners would suggest this to their respective governments. He said, “Shah Rukh has asked me to talk to the Pakistani government and he will talk to the Indian government himself”.
Albeit, according to India Today Shah Rukh Khan was not even aware that any such league was happening in Pakistan or Dubai.
Soon after KKR’s denial at any such league happening, Javed Afridi too broke the news as mere speculation.
He tweeted: “We always welcome cricket for peace ,but there is no truth about @KKRiders & @PeshawarZalmi matches just speculations.Verily respect for [cricket].”
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) March 9, 2017