Indian Women’s Hockey Team Coach Sjoerd Marijne Calls Himself “The Real Coach” While Responding To Shah Rukh Khan’s Tweet

Recalling his character from the film Chak De India, Shah Rukh Khan shared a tweet asking Indian Women’s Hockey team coach Sjoerd Marijne to bring home Gold after qualifying for Semis at the Tokyo Olympics. Check out Marijne’s witty reply to the same.

Shrudi Shyam

August 4, 2021

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It’s a proud day for every Indian out there as the Indian Women’s Hockey Team creates history by securing a place in the Semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics. Talking about the historic win, coach Sjoerd Marijne was quoted saying, “It’s like a dream come true. I think this is the Chak De India in reality.” And indeed that’s exactly how netizens felt. Soon people started recalling the 2007 sports film, while comparing the Indian Women’s Hockey Team’s coach in the film, Kabir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) with Sjoerd Marijne. Even SRK joined in the fun and the response has taken over the internet.

Kabir Khan from Chak De! India


The recent win by the Indian Women’s Hockey Team was a historical event for the entire nation. It is the first time India has made it to the Semi-finals of the Olympics. This not just made our hearts soar but also got an overwhelming reaction out of the team’s coach, Sjoerd Marijne. In fact, his breakdown on winning the match reminded many of the climax scene from Chak De! India where coach Kabir Khan gets emotional after winning the final match.

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Looks like this also came to Shah Rukh Khan’s attention as he quoted Marijne’s tweet. Marijne apologised for his family and said he’ll be coming late as the team qualifies to Semis of Tokyo 2020. SRK who quoted the tweet asked the coach to bring in Gold while mentioning how the former’s birthday also falls on Dhanteras this year. While signing off, SRK addressed himself as “Ex-coach Kabir Khan”, his character from Chak De.

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Shah Rukh Khan who is also praised for his wit also got a witty reply from Marijne. While thanking him for all the support and love, Marijne states that they will give their everything again. Meanwhile, he signs off by calling himself “The Real Coach” of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team.

Also Read: Tokyo Olympics: Indian women’s team made Australia look helpless, says Ashok Kumar

The Indian Women’s Hockey Team will play against Argentina in the Semi-finals on August 4, 2021, at 3:30 pm IST.

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