Thursday, March 26, 2009

Buchanan is not Chappell: Shah Rukh Khan

Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan came out in the defence of his team's coach John Buchanan on Thursday, revealing that Sourav Ganguly won't be treated in the way Greg Chappell did that led to Ganguly's axing from the Indian team."John Buchanan is not Greg Chappell," Shah Rukh Khan told the Telegraph.The Bollywood superstar has also urged fans not to overreact after it was announced that Sourav Ganguly will not be the permanent captain in the second season of the Indian Premier League, to be played in South Africa from April 18. There was a huge uproar in Kolkata when coach John Buchanan told a press conference: "There won't be a permanent captain."Shah Rukh Khan said that there were no plans to sideline Ganguly and he was still integral part of the Kolkata team."Sourav is our main man. No idea or decision will be taken without Dada's consent and agreement. And the whole KKR respects and loves him no end. So, there is no reason to overreact by any of us right now," stated Shah Rukh Khan.

John Buchanan's theory of multiple captains which has hit the headlines in the last 24 hours is a new theory which Shah Rukh Khan seems to be keen about."Last year also, we had contemplated having matches with multiple captains and inputs from them. Twenty20 is a new format and new ideas should be tried," added Shah Rukh Khan.

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