Bollywood Badshah and Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan wants the unsold Sourav Ganguly to be an integral part of his team for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ganguly, who led Kolkata Knight Riders in the last three editions, failed to get a buyer in the two-day IPL players’ auction in Bangalore.
Shah Rukh wants to get back his former captain in the team but in a different role.
“I would love it. I would love Sourav to be an integral part. You don’t have a team in Kolkata without him. So, I will speak to Dada when I get back,” Shah Rukh told a TV channel in South Africa.
Asked why Ganguly was not picked by other teams, Shah Rukh said: “I don’t think I should be commenting on the nine other people. There are 350 to 400 players. There are 10 teams with think-tanks varying in hundreds of numbers, the permutations and combinations. I don’t think any of us can comment really on who should pick who. I don’t think we have the right to do that.”
Shah Rukh said it is very difficult to comment on how teams spent money in auction.
“Auction is actually a chance. It is very difficult to be completely confirmed on what you do in the auction. So things go wrong, kind of money you have, which players come first, so lots of decisions have to be made,” he said.