Written By Gurnoor Kaur
Edited & Presented By Delhi Royale
" You don't play for the crowd, you play for the country," said MS Dhoni describing the patriotic feeling attached to the game of cricket. India terms cricket as a religion spreading love and brotherhood all over the World. India is a beast in World cricket. India performs super fine in International Matches which is the result of our inner strength and power. Various leagues make on mentoring younger players and keeping them ready to play against the best when the country needs them.
Indian premier league (IPL) is a professional twenty 20 cricket league that started in 2008. The tournament opted for a round-robin group and knockout format. As India defeated Pakistan in a nail-biting World Cup final boosted the fashion and craze for T20 cricket in the country. The BCCI decided to introduce a league inviting top-class players of the World. League was such a hit that lead to multiple seasons of tournaments and an insane craze got built for teams. While India enjoys a competitive feeling during the tournament. We all pick our favourite teams whether depending on the captain or our home town. Till the last season, there were 10 teams and this article focuses on the star team titled "Kolkata Knight Riders" owned by the World's biggest movie star and 'Badshah of Bollywood Mr Shah Rukh Khan and Bollywood actress Mrs Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta's company Mehta group.
Best IPL Team
Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will act, fight and win) the tagline of the team narrates a lot about the spirit team carries. KKR is one of the consistent teams participating in all of the seasons of the Indian Premier League. KKR as a cricket team always tries to reflect the beautiful culture of the land. The courage, youth, talent, ambition, focus and dedication of all the team is the backbone of the franchise. The home ground of the team is "Eden Garden" situated at the northern end of the Maidan, in Kolkata named after Emily and Fanny Eden the sisters of Lord Auckland. Currently being captained by Eoin Morgan under emblematic coach Brendon McCullum. KKR in their last IPL managed to end runner ups. KKR have two trophies added to their franchise by winning titles in 2012 & 2014 both time teams were captained by International Indian cricket star Gautam Gambhir.
IPL Team KKR
Records By KKR
KKR had managed to enter the playoffs 7 times out of 14, transparently showing their domination over the tournament. KKR 's worst performance was witnessed in 2009 IPL with the winning percentage being 21.42% only followed by 37.50 % in 2013. But the team tried to keep their winning percentage mostly near 50% in the rest of the seasons. KKR carries some tremendous records such as the highest opening stand ever of 184 not out against Gujarat lions in 2017. Even in every first season of IPL Brendon McCullum hit massive 158 runs in the first season IPL set the tone for the rest of the tournament. KKR too had the highest successful run-chase of 200 runs in IPL against Kings×1 Punjab in 2014. Not just the chasing master but KKR also bowled out a splendid batting attack of RCB on 49 runs, one of the lowest scores in IPL. A winning streak of 10 matches is one the highest winning streak by any other team in IPL. By scoring 105 runs without a wicket KKR set record runs in the powerplay. These records narrate why KKR is termed a beast in the tournament.
Big Purse OF KKR
Kolkata has many star players involved as Pat Cummins an Australian international cricketer who is currently the co-vice-captain of the Australia national team in all formats has been bought at the price of 15.5 Cr highest bid for any other cricketer in the auction. Then Sunil Narine is the second-highest-paid player in the squad having a value of 12.5 Cr. He has been an exceptional performer in the past couple of IPL years. Following Sunil Narine comes Andre Russell a big hitter from West Indies for 12.5 Cr. These names are followed by Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana and many more stars backing KKR's unit strongly.
Shah Rukh Khan IPL
Shah Rukh Khan's Power