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IPL 2018: Shah Rukh Khan posts motivating message for KKR new captain Dinesh Karthik

Two-time IPL champions KKR (2012, 2014) appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik their skipper on Sunday.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 05, 2018 19:47 IST ]
Image Source : PTI, KKR/TWITTER File photographs of Shahrukh Khan with the IPL trophy and Dinesh Karthik

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who owns the T20 team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Monday posted a heartwarming welcome message for newly-appointed captain Dinesh Karthik.

"As we stand poised for a new season of KKR we welcome @DineshKarthik as our Captain. Like our Captains over the years we know you will also lead us by boosting the self-esteem and dignity of all of us," Shah Rukh said on Twitter.

Two-time IPL champions KKR (2012, 2014) appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Karthik their skipper on Sunday. Robin Uthappa was named his deputy for the upcoming edition, starting April 7.

On his appointment, Karthik said he was looking forward to lead a side having a combination of youth and experience.

"It is an honour to represent Kolkata Knight Riders, one of the most successful franchises in the IPL and I look forward to this new challenge. I am excited about the squad that has been assembled, which has a great combination of experience and youth," Karthik said.

KKRs MD and CEO, Venky Mysore said, "It is indeed a start of a new phase for KKR, and we are delighted that someone, as experienced as Dinesh Karthik, will lead the side."

Regarding the team's vice-captain, Mysore said, "Robin has been an integral part of KKR since 2014 and played a crucial role in KKR winning the championship. We are fortunate to have both Dinesh & Robin in leadership roles for KKR."

KKR will play their opening game on April 8 at the Eden Gardens.

(With PTI inputs)

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