Chennai: Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan exuded confidence ahead of his team's IPL final against defending champion Chennai Super Kings, saying they will play their best on Sunday.

"We will play our best .... And hopefully the other team will also do the same and we will have a great match," he said.

Praising KKR's captain Gautam Gambhir, he said, "Gambhir was one of the finest leaders we all have seen."

Calling Chennai fans a "sporting crowd " Shah Rukh said: "Whichever team plays well, they appreciate them."

Asked whether there was any message to the team from West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee, he said: "Everytime, we win a match, she calls wherever we are...in one of the matches we have not won and she was there. She went out of her way and kept on telling us not to worry and that we would win next time. It was nice."

If KKR won the match this time, he said, "We will put some Mishti Doi (Bengali sweet recipe) and Dosa and try that combination."

(Agencies)