Tuesday

Mass love to mass hate - Shah Rukh Khan

He said rather cheekily in a media interview “So guys let the hate mails come my way, it will keep me and my team motivated to come together and help us win the trophy”. Please note the ‘I, me, myself” always leads with SRK!

Just because he owns KKR does the team have to jump when he says jump, play a six and they do a DLF maximum ? When does ‘bidding from the master’ stop and when does the game/sport take over independent of the master?! Am quite quite quite sic of this mans reactions, overbearing arrogance and loudness! I think he certainly needs to rein it in before he loses face further and loses his appeal altogether because of his loud mouth antics!

If sportsmen could start hamming like the great entertainer, then swapping roles could become so lucrative! By strutting your stuff you can win audiences in cinema theaters and who’d know this better than King Khan. But maybe he has bitten more than he can chew by owning a cricket team? Cricket is part luck and part pure play- or did he never understand that basic rule? His magic wand works in cinema well and he should look to retain its shine and polish there, lest it dims, because of his negative attitude on the playing field!

It’s the cricketers who have to strut their stuff on the ground; this sport doesn’t work on SRK’s bidding! Arrogance works universally provided you know your stuff- does SRK know his cricket thoroughly? Honestly a more basic question begs an answer here- does SRK understand human psychology and what politics and pressure can do to a team’s morale? Does false bravado and self charm make him the undisputed winner of the cup before the tournament has begun? I think for Mr. Khan, winning the IPL is less important, than self deification! By trading blows with ex cricketer legend he once again showed himself in poor light, a bad loser, whose cheap headline grabbing tactics made him look pitiable and cut a sorry figure! Not befitting his brilliant cinema image at all!

Last year, the nation saw the anti-climax when loud-mouthed and arrogant Shahrukh Khan saw KKR emerge as the last or second last team in the list. His colossal budget on campaigning and advertising proved phony and the star-studded gloss faded out easily with disastrous results. Arrogant Shahrukh Khan (am sad to admit this) has become the biggest villain of Indian cricketing scenario when he openly bashed up legendary Sourav Ganguly by allowing a loser manager to take the most stoopid decision regarding 4 captains in a team! Or by openly speaking about selling a team because of non performance! Does he know the meaning of nurturing talent, allowing the team to come into its own, making sure all politics is far removed from the playing hands and leading from the front by not just paying lip service to the bigness and greatness of Dada but by backing him with action and giving him the captaincy and not selling his soul to a has- been loser Australian manager coach who the Ozzies hate themselves! My heart goes out to 2 guys there on the field - seeing Brendon McCullum looking cheerless and forlorn while leading a defeated team on field and Dada who is valiantly doing his best to make a win happen despite Shah Rukh Khan and that mercenary coach/manager!

I ask myself this question repeatedly - What can Shahrukh Khan do best now, to avert all controversies and failures? Hmmm... maybe launch a Fifth Captain…

9 comments:

Shvetal said...

I would like to give SRK a little more credit here. Not because I like him, in fact I do not. I do not even recognize him as an actor. But I do think that he is a good businessman. May be all the hype he is creating is pushing the chances of KKR winning the matches go up and he would be then betting on KKR losing and making a killer with the bookies???? Ye bhi ek style hai....

Mee said...

Shvetal- this is a possible theory no doubt, but SRK is too transparent and open about his tactics-he has always been! Now if it were an owner like Mallya then I suspect it ould be a ruse yea:)

zimbly keviv said...

Yatha Raja Tatha Praja ..hopeless owner of almost hopeless team :)

greatescapesindia said...

like you said, they have made this sport into a thriving business model which is why people like SRK and Mallya are reacting this way. Guess Mallya is not bothered bout his team's performance this season as he's already getting enough visibility for his RC brand both thru cricket n F1.

Mee said...

@greatescapesindia - I think we are naive:) anyone who puts his money in is looking for big returns!!and especially Mallya who is bleeding bad on the F1 circuit and will be seen as the key crusader in 2010 in India with the F1 Circuit here- needs some points on the Formula board very soon!:)

greatescapesindia said...

@mee - true but i just heard that his RC brand is sellin like hot cakes thanks to his adventurous venture into the sportin field. I kinda respect Mallya for doing what no other Indian has done so far with his venture into F1 & bringing back Tippu's Sword & Gandhi's belongings..

brian

Mee said...

@greatescapesindia - HMMMMM- maybe am being cynical of Mallya but I tend to believe Shvetals first comment applies to Mallya equally!:)

Jim said...

Did u see mccullam, dada, srk, and the shame faced coach giving media bytes today?Srk was his usual trying hard self, mccullum was weary, dada was valliant n the damn jerk of a coach was mumbling like he had lost his voice - the fool ass!!

melinda said...

The thing is too many people have stayed quiet to SRK's ribbing. Either in defference or in fighting shy of controversies!! As a result srk has run amok with his handling of the coach n team and said some juvenile things!! Wonder why he lost his balance so bad? Winning n losing is part of a sport n if u start a tournament wanting to make public speeches abt winning n boat with cup on hoogly river then it is a self prophecy of death for the players who are already burdened too deep with so many factions within the power play of the owner, the coach, the captain n dada!! Such a sad state of affairs honestly all because of bad unprofessional handling!!by srk!!