Shah Rukh Khan’s relationship with the game of cricket is going to get stronger as his team Cape Town Knight Riders (CKR) is all set to participate in the inaugural season of the South African T20 Global League. The power packed T20 tournament is going to kick-start in the month of November and is expected to be a massive hit in the country. Though the fixture of this grand South African cricket event is yet to be announced, the opening game of the tournament has already become the talk of the town.
As per several media reports, the opening match is going to be an India vs Pakistan version of this event. The first match will be played between Shah Rukh’s Cape Town Knight Riders and Javed Afridi’s Benoni Zalmi. Afridi also owns Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi. The reports have also stated that Proteas batting all-rounder JP Duminy will be leading the Knight Riders while wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock will lead the Benoni Zalmi.
Meanwhile, Pakistani journalist Zainab Abbas has revealed the details of this match on his official Twitter handle. She posted a poster on the microblogging site which says the game is going to be League’s version of India vs Pakistan.
Will be the first game of the GLT20 – Benoni Zalmi vs Cape Town Knight Riders! pic.twitter.com/OQBGLIcSnf
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) August 18, 2017
Earlier, certain reports claimed that Javed Afridi asked Shah Rukh Khan to organise a series of matches between the Peshawar Zalmi and the iconic Kolkata Knight Riders. However, the plan didn’t materialised for obvious reasons. But now, there will be teams owned by an Indian and Pakistani which will definitely take the excitement to an extra ordinary level.