For the promotion of his upcoming film 'Raees', Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was live on Star Sports show, where King Khan was asked to name movies, which is based on the Indian cricketers.
Shah Rukh said about the Indian leading all-rounder R Ashwin, “I think he is a mystery. You never know what Ashwin is doing. He seems so easy and calm and then suddenly bowls those unplayable deliveries, and bats masterfully at times. He called the spinner ‘Paheli’ for being a surprise package."
The King Khan also stated about Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who is currently nursing an injury, “I like Rohit’s swag. I like the way he is always cool, calm, collected and completely goes mad at times. He owns the pitch, so he is like a ‘Baadshah’."
SRK called the Indian skipper Virat Kohli 'Don'. The actor further added in praise of Indian captain, "The grim determination on his face, mind ticking all the time, and the calmness with which he comes at the crease, knowing that he will win it all”.
Shah Rukh also stated about the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, "He (Dhoni) doesn’t need to do sledging ever. His mind is ticking so fast, I am sure batsmen could hear that."
He also added, "Dhoni is that guy who can play the last bet, without anyone realising gets a bowler that you never expected to bowl the final over like in the World T20 ( referring to the 2007 ICC T20I World Cup final, where he had asked Joginder Sharma to bowl the final over)."
The 'King Khan' named MSD “Baazigar” for his decision-making skills on the field.