Chak De India Moment: SRK Asks Women’s Hockey Coach To Bring Gold

Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, who portrayed the role of coach Kabir Khan in the movie Chak de India has urged the Indian women’s hockey team coach Sjoerd Marijne to bring back the gold for a billion family members in a tweet.

Coach Sjoerd Marrijne posted a selfie with the team after their historic win and captioned it “Sorry family. I coming again later”. Shah Rukh Khan retweeted his post and wrote,” 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”.

Sjoerd Marijne proudly took to social media to inform his family that he shall postpone coming home as his team is now scheduled to face Argentina at the Oi Hockey Stadium in the semifinals on August 4.

Soon after the tweet by SRK, many people compared the coach with SRK’s role in Chak De India. “Two people who transformed Indian women’s hockey team. Kabir Khan (reel life). Sjoerd Marijne (real life),” tweeted one user. Also, a few shared a GIF of Shahrukh Khan from the movie Chak de India as the entire country continues to celebrate the achievement.

The historic win today saw India defeating three-time Olympic gold medallists Australia 1-0 at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Monday to enter the Tokyo Olympics women’s hockey semi-finals. Gurjit Kaur scored the lone goal in the match during the first half through a penalty corner in a very tightly contested match. The Indian women’s hockey team made it to the semi-finals of the Summer Games for the first time.