Friday, February 22, 2008

Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta claim players for Indian Premier League

You've seen them dancing together on screen, but now, they're competing on the cricket pitch!

Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta have decided to throw their weight behind the Indian Premier League with their respective teams.

In Wednesday's auction for players, SRK bagged Shoaib Akhtar for $425,000 (Rs 1.7 crore), Ricky Ponting for $400,000 (Rs 1.6 crore) and Chris Gayle for $800,000 (Rs 3.2 crore).

Preity claimed Mahela Jayawardene for $475,000 (Rs 1.9 crore), S Sreesanth for $ 625,000 (Rs 2.5 crore) and Brett Lee for $900,000 (Rs 3.6 crore).

While money talks - with Bollywood backing - it seems to be bursting into a song and dance!

King Khan is good news for the business, as he already has his finger in many pies. Apart from being a producer, he's a star endorser and a television host too.

The Chak De! India hero is also no stranger to motivating teams!

And while Preity Zinta may no longer have great roles to boast about onscreen currently, she's taking her new role as entrepreneur quite seriously.

"Films are my first child. Cricket now is my second child. I will give my life to it. We want to put up the best team and win all matches. We are here not for business, but to support the sport," she said.

Well then, it seems, IPL Twenty20 is the next most awaited thing of the year!


c e e d y said...

:( i am always in the wrong field...kash cricket continue karta ,,,:)

Ravi said...

@c e e d y - Lolz!!

Abhi be der nahi hui hai sir ;)

Jab jaago, tabhi savera!

Take care!

c e e d y said...

han han
ball boy aur paani lane wale ko kitna milega any idea :)

Ravi said...

@c e e d y - I guess, we'll have to wait for the next round of Auctions for that ;)

And pal, never under-estimate yourself..even when its a joke!

Take care :)