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Drake places bet of over Rs 2 crore on Shah Rukh Khan's team KKR ahead of IPL 2024 finals

Updated on: 26 May,2024 01:23 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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IPL 2024 Finals: Canadian rapper Drake has placed his first-ever bet in cricket and he chose to go with Shah Rukh Khan's team, KKR

Drake places bet of over Rs 2 crore on Shah Rukh Khan's team KKR ahead of IPL 2024 finals

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Drake places bet of over Rs 2 crore on Shah Rukh Khan's team KKR ahead of IPL 2024 finals

Canadian rapper and multiple Grammy Award-winner, Drake has placed his first-ever bet on cricket. The rapper has his eyes set on the IL 2024 finale which will take place tonight in Chennai between KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) and SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad). Drake has placed his bet on the team co-owned by superstar Shah Rukh Khan. 

On Saturday, Drake surprised all by sharing a screenshot on Instagram stories of him placing a bet on KKR in its match against SRH for IPL final today. He placed a bet worth $250,000 and its estimated payout is $425,000. The screenshot claimed that he had a 1.7 odds of winning the best. Drake wrote along with the screenshot, “Since @ovorajaju team is out, I am going with KKR for my first ever cricket bet (teary-eyed laughter emoji) Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo.”

The handle tagged by Drake was that of his manager, Sureshkumar Subramaniam. While he did not reveal the team his manager was supporting, it was definitely not KKR or SRH. Both, Drake and his manager will be glued to their screens as the final match of the IPL season unfolds tonight.

About IPL Finals: 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the summit clash of the IPL 2024 on Sunday.  KKR last clinched the IPL title in 2014 under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir, who is now the mentor of the franchise. Meanwhile, SRH secured the title in 2016 with David Warner as captain and, in 2024, are once again they being led by an Australian cricketer.

The two teams have met 27 times in the IPL with Kolkata holding advantage in the head-to-head matchup.

KKR v SRH head-to-head- 27

Kolkata Knight Riders: 18

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 9

KKR v SRH match time: The match starts at 7:30 PM IST (2:00 PM GMT) with the toss taking place half an hour before the match i.e., 7:00 PM (1:30 PM GMT)

KKR v SRH match venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai

KKR v SRH Live broadcast on television in India: The KKR v SRH match will be broadcast live via Star Sports Network.

Live stream in India: The live streaming of KKR v SRH is available on JioCinema


Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Srikar Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Dushmantha Chameera, Chetan Sakariya, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Sakib Hussain, Suyash Sharma, Allah Ghazanfar

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Jaydev Unadkat, Shahbaz Ahmed, Umran Malik, Sanvir Singh, Glenn Phillips, Mayank Markande, Mayank Agarwal, Washington Sundar, Anmolpreet Singh, Upendra Yadav, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Marco Jansen, Akash Maharaj Singh.

(with inputs from IANS)

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