- In this article, we will take a look at Kolkata Night Riders’s details.
- History, Stats, Season Stats, Interesting stats, Fans and support, Sponsors Team Identity and Images.
*Kolkata Knight Riders*
|Team||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Owner||Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta|
|Jersey Color||Purple with Gold|
|IPL Wins||2 Times Champions(2012 and 2014)|
|Stadium||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
KKR Kolkata Knight Riders is an Ipl franchise mostly called KKR. The team was bought by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and partnership with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta for $75.09Million. Kkr is the successful franchise Ipl they are the 2 Champions in 2012 and 2014. In 2014 CLT20, Kkr was finished at runnerups.
For the first 3 seasons former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly leads the teams. The first 3 seasons are not going well for them. Later, the management appointed Gautam Gambir as the captain of the side. In 2011 they qualified for playoffs for the first time. On the next year, Surprisingly the Management changed the team logo design. In the same season, Kkr became champions for the first time by beating defending champions Chennai super kings.
In 2014, In the first seven matches, kkr wins only 2 matches. Then, In the other half of the matches, kkr managed to win all 7 matches and qualified for the playoffs. In the 2014 finals, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets. This two championship was won under the captaincy of Gautam Gambir.
In 2018, Gautam tells management to leave him that he wants to play for his state Delhi Capitals. So, Management agrees to Gautam’s request. Dinesh Karthik was appointed as the captain for Kkr in 2018. In the 2018 season, Kkr was tremendous form by Andre Russell hitting sixes all over the stadium. Unfortunately, Kkr lost at Qualifiers 2.
The 2019 season was not going well for Kkr. The Management and players were in a misunderstanding in captaincy issue. In the 2020 Midseason Dinesh Karthik gives the Captaincy to 2019 World Cup Winning Captain Eion Morgan. Now Eion Morgan is the current captain for KKR.
*KKR SEASONS RESULTS*
*KKR INTERESTING STATS*
- Kkr holds the record for 9 consecutive wins in 2014 which was not broken by any other team till now.
- The team name is reference to 1980s American TV series Knight Rider.
- The team kkr does not have haters most of the other teams fans loves to watch kkr matches. Some of thems second favorite team is Kkr.
- Kkr is the only team who does not loss in Ipl final which they played for 2 times.
- The Kolkata Knight Riders management also owns the other league teams such as Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL and Cape Town Knight Riders in South Africa T20 League.
- Kkr is the only team to chase 190+ scores two times in IPL Finals.
*KKR FANS AND SUPPORT*
- Kolkata is the city of Joy. The kolkata city is famous for football but they also give equal interest to cricket. In Eden Gardens, the way the fans celebrates the team was beautiful to see.
- Kit – Reebok for 2008 to 2013, U.S. Polo Assn. for 2014 and 2015, Lux cozi for 2016 to 2020, Wrogn Active for 2021 Present.
- Shirt front sponsors – Nokia for 2008 to 2013, Gionee for 2014 to 2017, Nokia for 2018 to 2019, MPL for 2020 to Present.
- Shirt Back sponsors – HDIL for 2008, Starplus for 2009, Matrix for 2010 to 2013, Sansui for 2014 to 2016, Jio for 2017 to 2020, Unacademy for 2021 Present.
- Chest Brandind – Reebok for 2008 to 2011, Rose valley for 2012 to 2013, U.S. Polo Assn. for 2014 to 2015, Lux cozi for 2016 to Present.
- KKR’s Jersey color is Dark Purple with gold stripes. The logo of the team kkr represents the Knights who fights in war with horses. The Kkr’s logo looks rich and different compared to other teams.