“It’s wonderful to return to India”

There’s going to be an extra buzz when the IPL is held in India, said KKR’ owner and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.

The Indian Premier League II was held in South Africa last year.

“There’s always a buzz in playing here and it’s a wonderful feeling. The feeling one gets playing in front of 100,000 people at the Eden Gardens is incomparable,” said Shah Rukh at a function to announce his franchise’s continued partnership with Nokia India.

On replacing coach John Buchanan with another Australian Dav Whatmore, he said that communication with the players was the former’s problem in the first two years.

“Buchanan was a good coach but we all partners took the decision to replace him in the team’s interest. Communication with the players was his problem due to the language or age factor,” he said.

Shah Rukh was optimistic about the team’s chances in season 3 after it performed miserbly in the first two years.

“We will try to win the trophy this year. We have lots of promises to keep,” the cine star said.

He hoped the stand-off between IPL authorities and the electronic news media.

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