The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team took to their official social media platforms to share captivating images of the much-anticipated encounter.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team delighted fans by sharing photos of the much-awaited meeting on their official social media platforms. The pictures captured the sheer joy and excitement on the faces of both cricketers as they had a remarkable fan-boy moment while engaging with the iconic actor.
"Oh, I am a big fan of Rajini sir," expressed Venkatesh Iyer during an interview with a news agency last year, where he discussed having Superstar Rajinikanth's photo as his WhatsApp profile picture. Fast forward a year, the talented Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman had the incredible opportunity to meet the legendary actor in person. Following their victory over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday night, Venkatesh and his teammate Varun Chakravarthy visited Rajinikanth's residence, creating unforgettable memories.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team took to their official social media platforms to share captivating images of the much-anticipated encounter. The pictures vividly captured the ecstatic expressions of both cricketers as they experienced a genuine fan-boy moment while engaging with the iconic actor.
“Our Knights with the Thalaiva,” the caption of the post read.
In the meantime, Varun expressed his emotions on Instagram following the meeting with Rajinikanth. Offering a glimpse into their interaction, he delighted fans by sharing a couple of photos alongside the superstar.
"You can see a million stars in the night sky daily. But seeing this Super Star is a once in a lifetime occurrence. Yes!!! It happened !!! With THE ONE & ONLY SUPER STAR @rajinikanth !!! Seriously felt like a family member the way he spoke to us. Thanks for the wonderful book LIVING WITH THE HIMALAYAN MASTERS as a gift,” Varun wrote on Instagram.
In 2021, Venkatesh Iyer showcased his incredible batting prowess during the Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Chandigarh, where he achieved a remarkable century. With an impressive knock of 151 runs off 113 deliveries, he played a crucial role in his team's total of 331 for 9 in 50 overs. Celebrating this significant milestone, Iyer paid homage to Rajinikanth by imitating the superstar's iconic sunglasses move. The memorable moment was captured on video and later shared on the official Twitter handle of BCCI Domestic, garnering attention and admiration from fans.
During an interaction with KKR, Venkatesh Iyer expressed that his magnificent century against Chandigarh was a heartfelt tribute to the legendary actor on his 71st birthday, as he considered himself to be Rajini Sir's "Biggest Devotee." The cricketer was quoted by KKR as saying, "This innings is dedicated to Rajini Sir on his 71st birthday by his biggest devotee."
Following their victory over CSK on Sunday, KKR managed to keep their slim hopes of qualifying for the playoffs alive. However, the path ahead remains challenging. In their final match, they will face LSG, a team positioned higher in the rankings. A loss in this crucial game would bring an end to their campaign, while even a victory does not guarantee their qualification. With MI holding a two-point lead and having two games in hand, they have the potential to surpass KKR's final tally. Additionally, PBKS and RCB, with two more games remaining, also have the opportunity to overtake KKR's position.