Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan was spotted celebrating KKR batter Venkatesh Iyer's century against Mumbai Indians. In another entertaining IPL 2023 fixture, the five-time champions took down Kolkata in a clinical run chase registering a five-wicket win.
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But the fireworks in Wankhede Stadium started early in the afternoon as MP all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer smashed 104 in 51 balls with six fours and nine sixes. This ton was slightly more special as this was the second-only hundred scored by a KKR batter after Brendon Mccullum’s 158 in the first IPL game in 2008. Hence celebrating this milestone, KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan up cheering for the franchise from the stands.
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On the back of this ton, Kolkata Knight Riders managed to post a total of 185 as other batters failed to contribute a lot of runs. Then in the second innings, Mumbai had a brisk start as impact player Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan scored runs all over the ground. Sharma got out at 20 but Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma and Tim David, scored crucial runs carrying the team to a comfortable victory in 17.4 overs.
Reacting to the loss, Kolkata captain Nitish Rana was dejected for Iyer, as his magnificent century couldn’t lead to the win. He said, " I think we were 15-20 runs short. Credit to PC bhai (Piyush Chawla) for the way he bowled. Feel bad for Venky, he scored a hundred, played so well but finished on the losing side. The whole team knows this was the second hundred for a player from KKR. Other players from our side will also score hundreds going forward."