Kolkata:Kolkata is down in the dumps. First you have the Knight Riders virtually bowing out of the IPL and then you have the star owner Shahrukh Khan almost suggesting he may cut his ties with the team. Giving rise to the latter, tweets that talk about final thanks to Kolkata and worse. Kolkata is now holding its breath to see if SRK actually walks out on the Knights.
Final thanks to Kolkata audience...says an ominous Sharukh tweet. You make us proud...couldn't do the same...and can't make promises for future either...have lost the right...
And there is worse... can't do anymore for KKR, says SRK. Sorry can't sound fakely uppity about next season.
For KKR fans in Kolkata, this is a double blow.. KKR now virtually out of the IPL and its star owner also making similar noises...
"It is very unfortunate for him...he has given lot of time and energy for KKR but what can he do he is not a technical man and he tried his best. It's bad luck, his team couldn't do well. I feel for SRK, he has tried really hard," said Sambaran Banerjee.
Others are keeping their fingers crossed.
"If you are a diehard KKR fan, then you have reason to be a little concerned because none of his tweets till last night were as emotional and he seemed devastated. If you read between the lines, it probably suggests...but I will be surprised if he washes his hands off the franchiese straightaway," said Lokendra Pratap Sahi, Sports Editor, The Telegraph.
KKR captain Sourav Ganguly is not helping things.
"Well I do not mind losing but we were pathetic on the field, let's be honest. I can talk, I can lift them up but they have to lift themselves up as well...I can't field for them, I can't bowl for them," said Sourav Ganguly.
SRK in his tweet seems to agree... "outbatted, outbowled, outclassed...out of semis," says he...
If the captain is throwing in the towel, can SRK be far behind? Kolkata is holding its breath.