Bhubaneswar: With just a few weeks to go for Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2018 at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, players of the Indian team invited Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to back them during the tournament citing it as a moral booster for the title win.
SRK, who used to play hockey in his school days and also played a hockey coach in 'Chak De! India', has made it social that he would attend the opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 on November 27. The actor, through a tweet, urged people to support hockey and Team India.
When the Indian hockey players asked SRK via video in Twitter if he would be a part of the hockey tournament and if the actor would support them, he said his heart beats for Hockey.
SRK replied saying he would jump at the opportunity. "I wish you and our team the best. Hockey is the pride of India. We will cheer Chak De India! Thank you for thinking of me. #HeartBeatsForHockey."
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has thanked SRK for pledging support to the Indian hockey team and welcomed the iconic star to the opening ceremony of Hockey World Cup 2018. Here's what the CM said:
Confirming his presence in the mega event, soon SRK also responded and said he is looking forward to being in Odisha and the millions of heart beating for Indian Hockey.
Meanwhile, the capital city is all geared up to host the fourteenth edition of the most prestigious hockey competition which is scheduled to take place from November 28 to December 16.