Chennai: An ecstatic Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday apologised for his misbehaviour with the Mumbai Cricket Association officials at the Wankhede Stadium after a match against Mumbai Indians.
Surrounded by his wife and daughter and other kids, the Bollywood superstar said, "I want to apologise to the kids for my misbehaviour at MCA. I apologise to all who saw me differently. I shouldn't have behaved in that manner. But today my team has won, so I guess, all you fans should forgive me. We have won at last."
Inspired by Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis' divergent half-centuries in a cracker of a final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders roared to their maiden IPL trophy with a memorably tense chase of 190 against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings.
He praised each and every player. "I am proud of Gautam and the boys. We made a video of families of all our players and saw Manvinder Bisla's parents speaking about their son. They must be very proud and so am I. I want to tell the people of the Bengal, that now this team belongs to you."
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Cricket Association, officials, who had imposed a five-year ban on Shah Rukh, are likely to discuss the apology rendered by the Bollywood superstar for his misbehaviour at the Wankhede Stadium later on Monday.
An MCA source said that the principal owner of the new IPL champions had not apologised directly to the association, but pointed out that at least the actor had conceded that he had not behaved properly.
"He has not apologised to the MCA, has he? Anyway he has at least admitted he has not behaved in a proper manner. There is a managing committee meeting [of the MCA] this evening to be headed by president Vilasrao Deshmukh. Let's see what happens in it," the source said.