A combo image shows the Burj Khalifa displaying the KKR colours.
The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, welcomed Shahrukh Khan’s IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders with a breathtaking LED display, and wished them good luck for this year's IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders said on Twitter, “Before the fireworks tomorrow, here's the curtain-raiser! We won't stop, on our way to the Top with upwards arrow above…
Thank you @BurjKhalifa for lighting up in #KKR colours. What a welcome to the UAE tonight!”
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik said Mumbai Indians (MI) consist of world-class players and "that is why it is good for us to play the four-time champions early on in the IPL."
KKR will open their IPL 13 campaign against the Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday.
The two teams have faced each other 25 times and the Kolkata-based franchise has won only six matches.
"They have a team of world-class players; they are a strong lineup and the number of IPL titles they have won shows that. It's good that we are playing Mumbai early on in the tournament. Every year is a different year. I am sure it will be a great game tomorrow," said Karthik during a virtual press conference on Tuesday.
Karthik also hinted that Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine will be opening the batting for KKR. "Shubman is a quality player. I am sure he will exceed all expectations and it's good to have him. Gill and Narine make a good opening combination," he said.
Dubai's iconic skyscraper Burj Khalifa lit up with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's name to mark his 54th birthday on Saturday.
“Message from Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to #Dubai: Stay in your homes, stay healthy and protect society. #StayHome.”
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner and Bollywood figure Shahrukh Khan said that the safety of the spectators will be kept first amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Sharjah will take on Khorfakkan in a blockbuster round of 16 match of the President’s Cup at Saqr Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Stadium in Khorfakkan at 16:35 pm on Saturday. In the other matches of the day, Al Ain will meet Ajman at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf on Friday was highlighted by the most valuable race to be staged in the capital all season, the 2200m Group 1 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown and the valuable prize went to Belgium courtesy of Messi.
The decision means that Pakistan's cricketers will have only 10 days to prepare for their first tour match, a T20 in Auckland on Dec.18, and probably less when travel is factored in.