Mumbai: Former English skipper Nasser Hussain’s recent donkey jibe might have not gone down well with the BCCI and Team India but Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan doesn’t mind being called gadha in the literal sense.
SRK, who was launched as the face of Champions League T20 in Mumbai discussed at length about the Indian cricket team, right from Gautam Gambhir’s injury to his reaction on Nasser Hussain’s vitriolic comments.
Talking to media persons, Shah Rukh said, “I don’t want to be diplomatic but we shouldn`t let this statement affect the relations between England and India. We should treat this in a humorous way. The Brits have their own way of reacting to situations. It may not make sense but when Donkeys become Gadha, it sounds different. We have had a disappointing series in England but we should stand by our players. Our players are blamed irresponsible for rendering dismal performances even in our country when I know every player plays to win. No player plays to lose. They have a jazba (spirit) which should not be questioned. I consider even that as offensive as even we do it. The only way we can fight back is by playing better Cricket.”
“People call me gadha! They do. But sher toh sher hi hota hai” (People may call me a donkey too but a lion is a lion), said the actor before signing off.
Hmm…we get you SRK!