New Delhi:Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan said he will never leave the outfit despite its lacklustre performance in all three editions of the Indian Premier League.
The KKR could not make it to the semifinals in the first two editions and the trend is almost certain to continue this year as well with the Sourav Ganguly-led side languishing at the seventh place with just a theoretical chance of making it to the last four.
Shah Rukh, however, insisted he was not washing his hands of the beleaguered outfit.
"Everyone jumps to silly conclusions as soon as we lose. Idiots who don't know perseverance and passion make me who I am," wrote the Bollywood actor on his Twitter page.
"KKR is my team and I will never ever leave it, said million of times before," he said.
Interestingly, Shah Rukh got a word of consolation from Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne, whose team like KKR, also needs a miracle to reach the semifinals.
"Hey buddy, you're a champion and your charisma is something I'm sure inspires a lot of people. Hang in there, sport is cruel sometimes," wrote the spin great who led the Royals to a fairytale triumph in the inaugural IPL.