IPL learning experience for Shah Rukh Khan and his children

Updated: May 27, 2013, 08:45 AM IST

Kolkata: Admitting that he takes Kolkata Knight Riders` defeats "personally", superstar Shahrukh Khan Sunday stressed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches have been a learning experience for him and his children.

"I got to learn a lot (from IPL)...to learn how to lose but not become losers. My children have also learnt a lot.

"They haven`t learnt that much from my profession. But this completely uncontrolled, unbridled excitement,ups and downs and not knowing what`s happening has taught them to be better people. So I thank IPL," Shah Rukh told a TV channel while promoting his forthcoming release "Chennai Express".

Conceding to missing most of his team`s matches in the series, he said he has to juggle with the entertainment aspect in both cricket and films.

"I couldn`t come (to Eden Gardens). I was shooting my film and am injured too...I wanted to complete the movie.. I had a choice though. People would have been happy anyway watching the league matches,whether I am present or absent.

"Or if my film comes out , people will be happy watching it too. I have to balance it out between cricket`s entertainment and film`s entertainment," said Shah Rukh, whose "Chennai Express" comes out on Aug 8.

The Bollywood `badshah` admitted feeling "really sad" when his team, KKR, does not perform to expectations.

"I missed all the matches.. specially we didn`t make it to the play offs. We are the defending champions. When my team was not doing well, I feel really sad. I take it personally in terms of my emotions.. in terms of my children because I feel their life`s learnings are through this IPL," he said.

Of the 16 IPL matches KKR played, the team won six and lost 10, thereby ruining its chances of qualifying for the play-offs this season.

Eden Gardens hosted the final of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) between two-time champions Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians Sunday.