|League||Indian Premier League|
|Owner||Knight Riders Group|
|City||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Founded||24 January 2008|
|Home ground||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Indian Premier League wins||2 (2012, 2014)|
|Kolkata Knight Riders in 2022|
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are a franchise cricket team. It represents the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The Knight Riders play at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium.
History[change | change source]
The franchise, which got popularity due to its celebrity owners, qualified for the IPL playoffs for the first time in 2011. They became the IPL champions in 2012, by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. They repeated the feat in 2014, defeating Kings XI Punjab. The Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s (14).
The side's all-time leading run-scorer is Gautam Gambhir, while their leading wicket-taker is Sunil Narine. The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will perform, fight, and win!) and the official colours are purple and gold.
References[change | change source]
- "Eden Gardens". www.iplt20.com. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
- "Kolkata Knight Riders win IPL 5, beat Chennai Super Kings". Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "Records / Twenty20 matches / Team records / Most consecutive wins". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- "Kolkata Knight Riders / Records / Twenty20 matches / Most runs". Stats. cricinfo.com. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
- "Kolkata Knight Riders / Records / Twenty20 matches / Most wickets". Retrieved 30 May 2012.