Kolkata: They may be languishing at the seventh spot in the points table but holders Kolkata Knight Riders are still optimistic of making the title clash of the Indian Premier League.
Team co-owner Shah Rukh Khan said with win against Rajasthan Royals last night his side was back on track.
"It`s better late than never. We will give our best shot. I`ve a strange sense of confidence that we would do it. With five more matches to go, we would manage it and play the final here," Shah Rukh said.
Recollecting a dialogue from his 1993 blockbuster Baazigar, Shah Rukh said: "Kabhi kabhi kuch jeetne ke liye kuch harna bhi padta hai aur haarkar jeetne wale ko baazigar kehte hain (Sometimes to win, something has to be lost and who wins after losing is called a gambler)."
Asked whether the struggling team need any incentive to perform better, the Bollywood star said the team was a close-knit family eager to perform.
"It will be a little unfair to say that. For last six years, we have kept the core of the team together. We have lived, breathed, seen failures and finally celebrated our success together," he said during Nike`s meet and greet event.
First Published: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 18:09