All about IPL Franchise Kolkata Knight Riders

Posted by Atin Jain on December 3rd, 2018

IPL Cricket Team representing the city of Kolkata is the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The franchise is owned by the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan and also by the popular Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta.

KKR plays its home matches at the largest cricket stadium in India Eden Gardens which is also the second largest stadium in the world. Ahead of the upcoming IPL auction 2019 which is scheduled on December 18 in Jaipur, IPL stats show that the most popular IPL franchise on social media is Kolkata Knight Riders.

Before the upcoming IPL 12, KKR has the highest number of Facebook followers than any other IPL team that is 16M. It has Twitter followers: 4.09M and Instagram followers: 782K.

The reason behind its immense popularity is due to its celebrity owners which are enough to attract millions of followers. Kolkata Knight Riders emerged as the IPL champions two times in the year 2012 and in the year 2014.

The first three years of the IPL tournament was not good for KKR. During the fourth season, the team’s performance improved and they qualified for the playoffs. Then in IPL 2012, they defeated Chennai Super Kings and clinched the IPL title for the first time. Again in IPL 2014, they emerged as the winner for the second time by defeating Kings XI Punjab.

Kolkata Knight Riders hold the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s. The team’s brand value is the second highest among IPL franchises at million. The team is coached by Jacques Kallis.

Its leading run-scorer is Gautam Gambhir and the leading wicket-taker is Sunil Narine. The official theme of the team is ‘we will perform, fight and win!’.

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