The team of Kolkata Knight Riders has drawn attention of the cricket lovers since its first season. It is popular not only due to its famous owners or catchy ads but also its performance and fighting spirit. It is known as an underdog team which can change the equations of the tournament while it is on. The team has doubtlessly some of the best players and also experts who can play the game strategically. Here the players know how to curb the players of the opponent team and make the way to win the game. Due to the focus of the owners of the team as well as the players it has also got an opportunity to lift the cup of IPL. It is one of the most popular teams in the IPL tournament.
Owners of Kolkata Knight Riders Team
This franchisee was bought by Bollywood leading actor Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and her Husband Jay Mehta. The team has got Eden Gardens Kolkata as its home ground. It represents the city Kolkata and hence got a huge fan base. It is known as one of the most popular franchisee as well as team as it has celebrities associated. In 2018 the value of this team was estimated as $104 million. In 2008 the franchisee was bought at the price of $ 75.09 million by the owners. The tagline of this team was “all the kings men” in the initial years. The team jersey is also designed by famous dress designer Manish Malhotra.
The Kolkata Knight Riders team: Korbo Lodbo Jitbo
Since its inception the team is known for its fighting spirit. Leading Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is known as the highest scorer of this team while Sunil Narine is known as the highest wicket taker. The anthem of the team Korbo, Lodbo Jitbo was composed by Vishal-shekhar which was provided voice by Bappi Lahiri and Usha Uthup.
Kolkata Knight Riders : Present players on its board
In present squad of the team also it has some of the best players. The names in its squad include Shubhman Gill, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins and Kuldip Yadav. Brendon Mccullum is the head coach of the team while bowling coach is Kyle Mills.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Achievements in tournament
It has been a notable team during its journey so far in IPL. It has been a team of players such as Saurav Ganguly, Chris Gayle, Ricky Ponting, Ashok Dinda, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Yusuf Pathan, Brett Lee and many more big names. It has seen ups and downs in past some years. In the first three seasons the team was out in the league rounds only but it came back in 2011 and was there in the play offs also. From 2016 to 2019 it has again struggled to make its path to winning.
Kolkata Knight Riders : The success story
The team is also twice winners of the trophy. It won this tournament in 2012 and 2016. It has played 182 matches in the tournament out of which it won in 92 and lost in 83 while 3 matches got tied. Hence the success ratio of team is 51.68%.