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Shah Rukh Khan is ‘heartbroken but inspired’ by women’s hockey team, coach asks him for Chak De 2

Shah Rukh Khan wrote that the players in the women's hockey team have inspired many Indians and that, in itself, is a victory.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 6, 2021 3:23:28 pm
shah rukh khanShah Rukh Khan believes many will be inspired by the performance of the hockey team. (Photo: YRF)

The Indian women’s hockey team might have lost the match for the Olympics bronze medal against Great Britain but they have certainly inspired many Indians, believes Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The Pathan actor took to Twitter after the match and shared that he was heartbroken but applauded their effort anyway.

He shared on Twitter, “Heartbreak!!! But all reasons to hold our heads high. Well played Indian Women’s Hockey Team. You all inspired everyone in India. That itself is a victory..”

Shah Rukh Khan famously played the coach of the Indian women’s hockey team in the 2007 hit Chak De India where he leads the team to victory in an international championship. SRK’s character Kabir Khan in the film was loosely inspired by senior hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi.

The hockey team’s coach Sjoerd Marjine also took to Twitter soon after the match and thanked the followers for their support. He shared, “We did not win a medal, but I think we have won something bigger. We have made Indians proud again and we inspired millions of girls that dreams CAN come true as long as you work hard for it and believe it! Thanks for all the support! Flag of India.”

He also responded to SRK’s tweet and wrote, “Thank you @srk for all the love ! It’s great to have support from the best in Bollywood. It’s time for Chak De part 2, what say?”

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar had a minor misstep on Twitter Thursday when he congratulated the Indian women’s hockey team instead of the men’s hockey team for their bronze medal win at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor among many others were joyously wishing them and amid these wishes came in Farhan’s tweet, which he deleted soon after.

His now deleted tweet read, “Go girls. So proud of teamindia for showing exemplary fighting spirit and bringing in our 4th medal.. super stuff. #Tokyo2020 Hockey.”

The tweet went missing shortly after and then the Toofan actor shared, “So proud of #teamIndia for showing exemplary fighting spirit and bringing in our 4th medal .. super stuff. #Tokyo2020 #Hockey.”

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