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Bollywood King Khan Shah Rukh Khan is busy shooting for his upcoming film and was recently seen in Punjab origin for the movie directed by Imtiaz Ali.

On Friday, Shah Rukh and his son AbRam were also seen cheering for their team Kolkata Knight Riders in Rajkot.

This tenth season of the IPL 2017 again excited to see the co-owner of KKR Shah Rukh Khan present with his son to cheer his team. They were with white T-shirt and also matching tattoos on their chest.

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The match between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders took place at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Rajkot. Shah Rukh took to Instagram for sharing their lovely picture both with his son. He wrote, “Punjab se Gujarat… only Pyaar…#AmiKKR. Awesome @gautamgambhirr55, #ChrisLynn, my @kkriders boys & Venky Mysore. Thanks Rajkot.

Also Read: IPL 2017: KKR Defeated Gujarat Lions By 10 Wickets

The last seen movie of Shah Rukh ‘Raees’ opposite Pakistani actress Mahira Khan released on January 25th fared well at the BO.

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Bollywood Khan was recently shooting for his new film directed by Imtiaz Ali opposite actress Anushka Sharma.

After the match, son AbRam was seen running around the pitch post the game and hug KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir after winning the match by 10 wickets. This was the first IPL match for son AbRam.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Gautam Gambhir’s Teams Kolkata Knight Riders All Set To Play

Shah Rukh shared few pictures from the shoot; he said “Lehraate Khet, Ladkiyaan, Lassi Te Love in Punjab. Thk u all for such a great shoot & to Imtiaz for bringing us here.”

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Kolkata Knight Rider’s Chris Lynn and skipper Gautam Gambhir opening wicket made the highest partnership in the history of the IPL over Gujarat Lions. Lynn smashed his first fifty in the 2016/17 in the Indian Premier League.

Lynn big-hitting changes the IPL and gave a new team to cricket as ‘Lynnsanity.’ On Friday, the match between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium, the Australian batsman Lynn scored 93 runs off 41 balls and remain not out with skipper Gautam Gambhir 76 which KKR’s to beats Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets in the tenth season of the IPL 2017.

KKR locked their first win over Gujarat Lions after losing both their encounters in the last 2016 edition.

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Talking about the partnership remains unbeaten with Gambhir after the end of the match, the Australian smasher Lynn said “I gelled really well with Gambhir. This is the second time that I have batted with him. We ran well between the wickets and it was a good sign. To do it without losing a single wicket makes this even greater.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Gautam Gambhir’s Teams Kolkata Knight Riders All Set To Play

Lynn could not score a half-century in the last edition of the IPL 2016. The Aussie said that he tried to keep his batting simple and followed a simple mantra.

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“It is seen ball hit ball. If it is a good ball, then I respect it. If it is a bad ball, then I just put it away. If I don’t have fun, I am not going to do well,” said Lynn.

Lynn said it was an important to get off to an excellent start and sustain the momentum. Lynn feels that he was a marked man in this match. “I hope I can sustain the momentum and perform consistently in the whole tournament. Teams will be watching this footage and work a plan out. I have to go one better.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: Steve Smith Is Captain But Dhoni Is RPS Boss

The upcoming of KKR will play against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede stadium on Sunday, and Gujarat Lions will face against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Kolkata Knight Riders teams are all set for their first match of the tenth edition of India Premier League 2017 against Gujarat Lions on Friday, April 7th evening at 3:40 pm.

It is the ultimate cocktail that Indian Premier League has present for which Rajkot is apparently being decorated up. In the center of all this, Gautam Gambhir, seasoned of Delhi cricketer, who talks faster than he thinks.

After captaining KKR, his team has won two times IPL, as he there and done that. Gambhir has the quality what’s here to support. It is the quality of cricket that the Gujarat Lions can come up with that Gambhir is focusing on.

The Delhi cricketer said that “They’re a good team.” He knows how to thing about the match to come up with a good performance against Gujarat Lions since they have lost both the leagues match against Lions previous season.

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If the KKR have to start this tournament on a winning note, they’ll have to get their bowling attack in order from the word go.

KKR pace bowler Umesh Yadav, who has bowled strikingly in the fourth Test series against Australia, will not be in the opening squad as he is a lower back injury.

Andre Russell, West Indies all-rounder, who played for KKR, will not be in Squad, due to the one-year ban of a doping violation.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Steve Smith Is Captain But Dhoni Is RPS Boss

According to Gambhir’s mind, he hopes from the players like Kuldeep Yadav and Ankit Rajpoot and also expects from Robin Uthappa – which he formed with him as a formidable opening pair. Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan will come to the party.

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KKR know well if they’ve got openers of a confident lineage, the Lions will have the same in Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith.

Also Read: IPL 2017: I Never Thought IPL Would Be So Big, Says Sachin Tendulkar

Gambhir said that he feels that young bowler Kuldeep Yadav should be protected from the entire spotlight. “It’s the team effort that matters. That’s what has helped us season after season.”

He added “We should not talk about Kuldeep a lot. He should be left alone to hone his skills. We are not going to put too much pressure on him as we have other bowlers who can take that pressure.”

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Rising Pune Supergiants captain Steve Smith is leading the team in IPL 2017 season tenth, but the presence of MS Dhoni is simply too overpowering.

Although Smith has scored a half-century and win by seven wickets on his debut captaincy in the IPL of their opening match against Mumbai Indians at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday night. But MS Dhoni remains RPS boss.

On the eve, former Indian skipper Dhoni was seen setting the field position and Smith chatting with his bowler.

Ajinkya Rahane, who has scored 60 to set the RPS chasing Mumbai Indians of target 184, noted that Smith took a lot of advice from Dhoni.

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The 28-year-old RPS Rahane said in a post-match conference that “Though Steve Smith has led the Australian side very well, for me, MS Dhoni is still the best leader. This was the first game as a leader for Smith, but he was learning from Dhoni as well.”

“Smith was seen taking more tips from him. Dhoni was seen giving tips and inputs to Smith in the middle.”

Rahane has compared both Dhoni and Smith leader skills, he said: “It is very difficult as I have just played one game under Smith, I have played a lot more under Mahi bhai’s captaincy and we all know he is a world-class leader.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: Yuvraj Singh Strikes 62 for SRH

“I think people should not compare Smith and Dhoni’s captaincy. He (Dhoni) is still a world-class player.”

Rahane feels that their bowlers did an excellent job to keep Mumbai Indians as tough in 20 overs, especially after the start by Mumbai Indians openers Jos Butter and Parthiv Patel.

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When Imran Tahir took quick three wickets it was the key for RPS said Rahane. “He is superb. We all know he is a world-class bowler especially in this format he has improved a lot. Those three wickets were crucial for us.”

He added, “He was ready to bowl an attacking line despite the batsman having a go at him. We could see how confident he was about his bowling and implementing his plans.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: I Never Thought IPL Would Be So Big, Says Sachin Tendulkar

Taking the decision to bowl both leg-spinners Adam Zampa and Tahir was a shock combination, he said “Both are attacking bowlers and always look to take wickets. Adam Zampa did well for us last time while Imran Tahir is a world-class bowler.”

“So, it is a good thing for the side to have both of them as we know that are away going to go for wickets,” said Rahane.

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On Wednesday, former Indian cricketer and little master Sachin Tendulkar said that he never thought that IPL would become so big since starting in 2008 and praise the cash-rich T20 tournament because of spreading the game to non-cricketing countries.

Sachin and other three Indian cricket icons were congratulated by BCCI because of their contribution to the game like Sourav Ganguly, Virendra Sehwag, and VVS Laxman.

The 43-year-old said during the opening ceremony of the IPL season tenth 2017, “I can’t believe that IPL has completed 10 years. This is a big achievement and it would not have been possible without the support of spectators.”

“When IPL was announced in 2007 and when we played for the first time in 2008, honestly, I never thought IPL will be so big.”

Also another Indian cricket icon Rahul Dravid was also congratulated however he could not be present at the ceremony as he was busy with his team mentoring Delhi Daredevils.

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Tendulkar said “It is a matter of pride that in India a big tournament like IPL has happened and which the whole world has taken notice of. I thought it won’t be as competitive as it is right now.”

“But as the tournament progressed, its competitiveness, its competitive juice inside, sportsmanship, have gone to a different level.”

Sachin added “The spectators are enjoying. The best part of IPL is that cricket has gone to those countries which has got nothing to do with cricket. That has happened due it IPL.”

Blaster said that all the teams of IPL are well balanced and the side that utilises its resources are the best and can keep minimum injury to the players.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Yuvraj Singh Strikes 62 for SRH

VVS Laxman feels that IPL has changed the dynamics of cricket with new fans and followers. “The mindset of cricketers has changed. They are more positive, the batsman have become more aggressive. The bowlers know how to bowl defensive line and length.”

“The biggest gain has been that of uncapped Indian domestic players as they are rubbing shoulders with top players from India and abroad,” said Laxman.

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Ganguly said that the atmosphere of IPL matches has not been lesser to experience at football World Cups. “Hopefully, we will be there in the 20th edition of the IPL. Today when a young player come out and play in front of 30 to 40 thousand screaming spectators, he has to score under pressure and it will take his game to another level.”

“IPL is taking Indian cricket forward and it will get bigger and bigger,” he said.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Kevin Pieterson Back In A Different Role

Sehwag said that IPL has done well to entertaining the cricket fans, “I love IPL. I am the only one to play a game of cricket in all formats in a similar way.”

“I never changed my mindset. I always tried to attack in Test, ODI and T20. I believe in one thing that if you are playing cricket you should entertain people.”

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Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has scored 62 off 27 balls against RCB in the opening match in Hyderabad. Singh said that he has batted with more freedom after making a successful comeback to the Indian One Day International team earlier this year.

Earlier this year, Yuvraj return to the Indian team against England to form with a brutal century in the season ODI in Cuttack and also with a rough 25 in the third and final match in Kolkata.

In the opening match of IPL 2017, Singh was again made a full display on Wednesday, this season for defending champions SRH in their Indian Premier League opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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According to the media reports, after SRH defeated RCB by 35 runs in IPL 2017 season tenth, all-rounder Singh said “I enjoyed my batting tonight. My batting has been up and down over the couple of years, but I am feeling really good at the moment. I just need to continue this good run forward.”

“The comeback into the Indian team has really helped me. I am more free in my mind and I am not worrying anymore about making a comeback. I am just going to play according to the situation and express myself.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Kevin Pieterson Back In A Different Role

When quoted by IPLT20.com, Singh said that it was possible to form well because of plenty dedication and hard work. “I have been hitting a lot of balls and practicing a lot. I have been spending more hours in the nets batting. Also, Hyderabad has always been a lucky place for me.”

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“I made a comeback when I scored a lot of runs in Hyderabad. I feel good about my batting at the moment. Hopefully I will keep doing what I am doing right now.”

Singh said SRH did not ask for a better start to their title defence, “We started from where we ended. It was a great performance from all the batsman throughout the innings. The bowlers then came and did the job for the team.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: Kane Looks Forward The First Game Against RCB

“It was an important win for us and we need to take more points at home. If we can get five out of seven wins at home, it will help us to qualify in the last four.”

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England ace cricketer Kevin Pieterson might not be wearing any jersey of the eight teams in the 10 season of the Indian Premier League. However, Pieterson has all set for a new role in the cash-rich league which will start on Wednesday at 20:00 (8 pm) in Hyderabad.

Former player of Delhi, Pune and Bangalore Pieterson is set to make his commentating debut in Indian Premier League of season tenth. He will be sharing the commentary box with Australian world cup winning skipper Michael Clarke.

Pieterson has already touched down in the country and make known to his fans through social media that he is eager to go into a new role.

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Kevin Pieterson twitters post: ‘Good morning, India. Fun to be back! See you at game 1 of #IPL2017 in Hyderabad later.’

The 36-year-old England right-handed batsman Pieterson said “I shared the commentary box with Michael Clarke fro Channel 9 during South Africa vs Australia series in November. We had a wonderful time.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: Kane Looks Forward The First Game Against RCB

“Pup and I had just come out of international cricket. I am still playing in terms of franchise cricket and we will be able to bring the modern day thought pattern in a fairly fresh way.”

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When quoted he said that understanding the local language in not well for him, but he will bring on his own ideas to entertain the fans during the track of the Indian Premier League.

Pieterson said “It’s something that you watch when you are in India. As a foreign player, I am not good with my hindi. So I have to catch up as a lot of hindi is spoken.”

Also Read: IPL 2017: Shane Watson To Lead As RCB Captain

“It is a show full of entertainment and action-packed. Everyone is very informed about the game. Extra innings really engage everybody and bring razzmatazz, action, music along with performances on the field.”

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Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Kane Williamson has said that his team will be difficult to repeat their title-winning performance from last season and they need a different move for IPL 2017.

Kane thoughts of Coach Tom Moody, who felt a particular brand of cricket doesn’t guarantee success all the time.

Kane said to ESPNcricinfo in the event of the season-opener between Sunrisers and Royal Challengers Bangalore. “Yeah, it’s never easy [to replicate the performance of last year], but I think it’s important that you go into it with an open mind and look to take it on, perhaps, a little bit different because things won’t always be the same as they were.”

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“I look forward to the first game against Bangalore, should be a tough one.”

According to the Williamson, joining well as a team will remain critical to attaining the kind of results that SRH had last season, mainly as they have a small number of fresh faces in their 25 member unit.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Bollywood Stars Tiger Shroff, Parineeti & Shraddha To Perform At Opening Ceremonies

The aggressive champions bought eight players at the auction in February, like four players from outside off-loading six from previous year’s squad.

Williamson said “Our team is a little bit different to what it was last year. Lot of similar faces, but there are some new players, so it is important we gel well with a slightly different unit.”

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“Always tough backing up [what Sunrisers did in 2016], but we have actually quite a new-look side this year as well with a slight change of personnel. But that’s very exciting.”

William said about a previous year, “Lat year, I think as a team we gelled really well. There were a number of great contributions from the likes of David Warner and Mustafizur Rahman, who were brilliant throughout the campaign, but there were also a number of cameo performances that assisted all the way along, so there was a good team culture last year,” he added.

Also Read: IPL 2017: Shane Watson To Lead As RCB Captain

“It is great playing in the IPL, meeting a bunch of new guys and players that you played against a lot in the international calendar and a lot of local talent as well. So, it is always nice coming here,” said Williamson.

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