Kolkata Knight Riders team mentor Gautam Gambhir has acknowledged Shah Rukh Khan as the finest owner he has ever collaborated with. After captaining KKR for seven years, Gambhir came back to the team in a managerial capacity. Prior to the current season, the former KKR captain rejoined the franchise as the team mentor in November of the previous year. KKR has displayed remarkable performance this season, with the return of Gambhir and the presence of co-owner Shah Rukh Khan.

Gambhir expressed his admiration for the megastar, emphasizing that their discussions rarely touch upon cricket. He cited the trust and confidence shown by the owner, labeling SRK as the best owner he has ever worked with due to the minimal cricket-related interactions during his tenure as captain. Following Gambhir's return, KKR has experienced a revival in their competitive spirit, culminating in their first-ever top-of-the-table finish in the history of the competition.

As the IPL approaches its final week, Gambhir revealed that he has yet to engage in a cricket-related conversation with Shah Rukh. He reflected on a brief exchange about cricket in 2011, highlighting the limited emphasis placed on cricket discussions between them. Gambhir attributed this trust to honesty and accountability, emphasizing the mutual understanding and responsibility in case of any setbacks.

The Riders are set to return to the field to vie for a spot in the final against second-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in Ahmedabad in the Qualifier 1 on Tuesday.