August 2, 2021 5:18:43 pm
In a reel-inspires-real moment, Indian women’s hockey team on Monday scripted history by entering the Olympic Games semifinals for the first time. Fans were of course reminded of Shah Rukh Khan‘s 2007 sports drama Chak De! India, which followed an underdog Indian women’s hockey team’s historic win at the Olympics.
Like in the film, India defeated Australia to enter the semis. Elated at their win, India’s coach Sjoerd Marijne posted on Twitter a picture of himself with the team members from inside a bus. “Sorry family, I coming again later,” the coach wrote alongside the photo. Hours later, superstar Shah Rukh Khan quoted his tweet and wrote in his typical tongue-in-cheek style that the coach can take his time to come back home but return with a gold for a “billion family members”.
Haan haan no problem. Just bring some Gold on your way back….for a billion family members. This time Dhanteras is also on 2nd Nov. From: Ex-coach Kabir Khan. https://t.co/QcnqbtLVGX
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 2, 2021
Shah Rukh signed off the tweet as his Chak De! India character Kabir Khan, who was the coach to the Indian team. “Haan haan no problem. Just bring some Gold on your way back….for a billion family members. This time Dhanteras is also on 2nd Nov. From: Ex-coach Kabir Khan,” Shah Rukh tweeted.
Thank you for all the support and love. We will give everything again.
From: The Real Coach. 😉 https://t.co/TpKTMuFLxt
— Sjoerd Marijne (@SjoerdMarijne) August 2, 2021
As fans celebrated the actor’s wit, Marijne quoted Shah Rukh’s tweet and quipped, “Thank you for all the support and love. We will give everything again. From: The Real Coach.” The Indian women’s hockey team beat three-time champions and world no 2 Australia 1-0 in an intense last-eight tie on Monday. Several cast members from Chak De! India, including Chitarashi Rawat and Shilpa Shukla, have also congratulated the Indian team.
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