There is going to be an extra buzz when the Indian Premier League is held in this country after
it was staged in South Africa last year, feels Kolkata Knight Riders' owner, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.
“There's always a buzz in playing here and it's a wonderful feeling. The feeling one gets playing in front of 100,000 people at the Eden Gardens is incomparable,” said Shah Rukh at a function to announce his franchise’s continued partnership with Nokia India here today.
On replacing coach John Buchanan with another Australian Dav Whatmore, he said that communication with the players was the former's problem in the first two years.
“Buchanan was a good coach but we all partners took the decision to replace him in the team's interest. Communication with the players was his problem due to the language or age factor,” he said.
Shah Rukh was optimistic about the team's chances in the third season after it performed miserably in the first two years.
“We will try to win the trophy this year. We have lots of promises to keep,” the cine star said.
He hoped the stand-off between IPL authorities and the electronic media would be sorted out soon.
Shah Rukh also saw a good jump in hockey team's display in the World Cup despite its poor run after the superb win over arch-rivals Pakistan in their first match.
“I have played hockey and know more of hockey than cricket,” he said.