No rift between Sourav, John and me: SRK

Published: Friday, May 23, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Shah RukhNew Delhi: Stating that he is ''good friends'' with Sourav Ganguly, Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan has denied rumours of a rift with the former Team India captain.

''Sourav and I are good friends. There is no problem between Sourav, John (Buchanan, coach for the Knight Riders) and me,'' Shah Rukh told mediapersons here yesterday.

''Certain sections of the press have misquoted me on this. I do not think that I need to justify that we are a team. I am too old in this business of winning and losing. I do not think that I need someone coming and telling me about anti-corruption after 40 days into the tournament. I own the Knight Riders and I have paid them to win. Now, if they are losing, does that mean that I am paying them to lose?,'' he added.

The actor rubbished allegations that he threw a tantrum in the dressing room.

''There is more to life than just winning. I read somwhere that I was kicking chairs. I have seen too many victories and losses, and I'm too old in this game to react like this,'' he clarified.

''When we won, it was said 'Prince and King ruled.' ''Now that we are not doing well, they assume that somthing must me wrong between Sourav and me. I would like to clarify that nothing is wrong. Sourav has sent me messages asking me to clarify to all that we are friends. We are not fighting, the team is not going to be sold. John is not angry with Sourav.

''Sourav is not angry with me. I am not kicking chairs. There are no issues. Yes, I do have certian issues with the IPL on the code of conduct. That needs to be clarified. Only then will I go to the matches,'' Shah Rulh added.


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