Kolkata Knight Riders is an Indian Premier League cricket team and franchise, represent the beautiful city of Kolkata. The team is co-owned by Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta. Eden Gardens is the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders. The home ground of KKR is the largest cricket stadium in India and one of the largest stadiums in the world. The team was founded in 2008 as part of Indian Premier League.
In this article, we have compiled a list of interesting, lesser known, and amazing facts about Kolkata Knight Riders team. So, let’s enjoy it!
10 Amazing and Interesting Facts About Kolkata Knight Riders
1. Who designed the beautiful team jersey of KKR?
Did you know? Manish Malhotra has designed the beautiful jersey of Kolkata Knight Riders.
2. Paid A Whopping Price by SRK, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta
The co-owners of Kolkata Knight Riders has paid a whopping price to purchase the KKR franchisee. They have paid a total of US$75.09 million at that time, which is equivalent to 4987102350.00 Indian Rupee!
3. Icon Player of Kolkata Knight Riders
Did you know this interesting fact about KKR? Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of Indian cricket team is the icon player for the Kolkata Knight Riders cricket team/franchisee.
4. KKR Bought Stake in CPL Cricket Team
It is one of the lesser known facts about Kolkata Knight Riders team. They bought a stake in the popular cricket league, The Caribbean Premier League cricket team Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel. Later on, KKR renamed it to Trinbago Knight Riders.
5. Most Controversial Franchisee Owner
Shahrukh Khan is the most controversial franchisee owner in Indian Premier League. He was banned from entering the team’s dressing room during IPL matches. Later on, he was also banned from the Wankhede Stadium after fight on the ground.
6. One of the Most Successful IPL Franchisee
Kolkata Knight Riders is the most successful IPL franchisee by winning IPL more than one time.
7. Highest Market Value in IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders franchisee market value is stood at $86 Million (2015) which is far higher than any other franchisee in IPL.
8. Most Expensive Player
Gautam Gambhir, the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the most expensive players in IPL, with a salary cap of Rs. 10 crore.
9. Won Consecutive Cricket Matches
KKR holds a superb record of consecutive wins. They won 10 cricket matches on a streak in 2014-2015. It is one of the most interesting facts about Kolkata Knight Riders.
10. Best Victory in IPL Ever
Kolkata Knight Riders also holds the record of having the best victory ever in the Indian Premier League. They defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 140 runs in first ever match of IPL in 1st season.
Article first published on May 2, 2016.