"He is a marvellous player, marvellous person and great guy to have in the team," said Khan after his team grabbed an eight-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals.
"I think all of us go through patches where things don't fall right for you. So I think from now on it will all fall right and go well for the team too."
Khan was seen egging the Knights on to a much-needed win along with his daughter Suhana and Pathan's wife Afreen.
"This is the lucky combination - my daughter, me and now we have added Afreen (Yusuf's wife) to the lucky combination. So we are creating a whole army of women. If nothing else works you have to try different paintraas (techniques)," said Khan in good humour.
Khan also said during the match that he and Suhana were "big fans" of Pathan.