Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is an IPL T20 format team representing Kolkata City. Team Franchise was purchased for $75.09 in an auction in 2008 by Shahrukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Mehta Group.
The Team first entered the playoffs of the IPL in 2011. Now, the Team has won the title twice, in 2012 and 2014.
The home ground of the KKR team is Eden Garden Kolkata.
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- The Team was founded on January 24, 2008.
- Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Jay Mehta are the franchise owners.
- The Team played its first IPL on April 18, 2008, against RCB in Bangalore.
- In 2011, the Team made its first visit to the Playoffs.
- Team’s Lowest score, 67/10, against Mumbai Indians in 2008.
- The Team’s highest score, 245/6, was against Kings XI Punjab in 2018.
- The Team won two championships in 2012 and 2014.
- The Team’s worst performance was in 2009 when it finished last in the points table.
- The official website of the KKR team is kkr.in.
- The Team’s owners are related to the Bollywood industry.
- Shreyas Iyer is the Team’s current captain (2023).
Kolkata Knight Riders Logo| Logo of KKR
- Kolkata Knight Riders was written in the 2008 KKR logo beside the Viking helmet.
- The color of the helmet and knight riders was golden.
- Kolkata was written in white.
- The background of the helmet and Team name was black.
- According to Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood actor and franchisee owner of the Team, the golden color symbolizes the spirit of life, and the black color represents the goddess Kali.
- The logo was changed in 2012.
- The background has now changed to purple.
- Purple color represents nobility and ambition.
- First was the Viking helmet; now there is the Corinthian helmet.
- The whole part of logo consists of a Corinthian helmet and shield.
- The Corinthian helmet originated in Greece in the 7th century BC.
- It is named after the Greek city of Corinthian.
- It was made of bronze metals.
- The helmet was used during battle.
Kolkata knight Riders Owner
Shahrukh Khan’s company Red Chillies Entertainment holds 55% stake in KKR’s franchisee.
While Jai Mehta and Juhi Chawla’s company Mehta Group holds 45% stake.
Shahrukh Khan has more shares and more members on the board.
Any decision is taken by the voting of more than half the members. Therefore the actual owner of the Team is Shahrukh Khan.
KKR Theme song
- The theme song of KKR is.Korbe, Zorbo, Jeetbo RE’.
- It is in the Bengali language.
- The English version is ‘We will act, fight and win.’
- This song is sung and composed by Bollywood singers Vishal Dadlani and Sekhar Ravjivani.
KKR IPL win
In IPL 2008: 6th Position; could not reach playoffs.
The captain in this first season was Sourav Ganguly, and the coach was John Buchanan.
Out of the total 14 matches played, the Team won 6 games and lost 7. 1 match was abandoned due to rain. The Team secured the 6th Position on the scoreboard.
IPL 2009: Bottom position in the point table, could not reach to advance.
This time Brendon McCullum was made the team captain while Coach John Buchanan remained.
The Team played a total of 13 matches, winning only three and losing 10.
The Team had lost eight consecutive matches in this league.
According to the critics, due to the change of frequent captains, Harmony could not be made with the players. This results in poor performance.
The Team finished at the bottom of the point table.
IPL 2010: 6th Position in the point table, fails to enter playoffs.
Captain Sourav Ganguly and Coach Dave Whatmore were named this time.
Out of the total 14 matches played, the Team could win only seven games and finished 6th on the scoreboard.
IPL 2011: 4th Position in the point table, qualified for playoffs.
This league included Coach Dav Whatmore and captain Gautam Gambhir.
In this IPL, the Team played 15 matches, out of which it won 8.
The Team finished in 4th Position after losing to MI in the Eliminator round held on May 25.
IPL 2012: Winner of the Title
The team captain in this IPL was Gautam Gambhir, and the coach was Trevor Bayliss.
The Team won 12 matches and lost five matches in a total of 17 games; 1 match was abandoned.
IPL 2013: 7th position, could not reach advance
This time also, coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Gautam remained.
Out of the total 16 matches played, the team won only six and faced defeat in 10 matches.
The team got the 7th position in the point table.
IPL 2014: Won the Title
Captain Gautam Gambhir and coach Trevor Bayliss remained in this season as well.
In the total of 16 matches played, the team won 11 matches and became the champion in the season.
IPL 2015: 5th position, could not reach advance
Gautam Gambhir was captain, and Trevor Bayliss was the coach this season.
Out of 13 matches played, the team won 7 and faced defeat in 6.
The team finished 5th on the scoreboard after losing to Rajasthan Royals on May 16.
IPL 2016: 4th position, qualified for playoffs
Captain Gautam Gambhir remained this season, but Franchise handed over the coach’s responsibility to Jacques Kallis.
Out of 15 matches played, the team won 8 matches and faced defeat in 7 matches.
The team reached the playoffs. But the first match was lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad and remained in 4th position on the scoreboard.
IPL 2017: 4th position in the league, qualified for playoffs.
Gautam Gambhir remained captain, and Jacques Kallis remained coach in this league.
The team won 8 of the 14 matches it played and qualified for the playoffs.
After losing to MI in the match on May 13, the team remained in fourth place on the scoreboard.
IPL 2018: 3rd position in the season, advanced to the eliminator
Jacques Kallis remained the coach in this league, but Dinesh Karthik was made the captain.
Out of 14 matches played, the team won 8 and remained in 3rd position on the scoreboard.
IPL 2019: 5th position, could not reach playoffs
This season also featured Captain Dinesh Karthik and Coach Jacques Kallis.
KKR won only six of the 14 matches they played, finishing fifth on the scoreboard.
IPL 2020: 5th position in the season, could not qualify for the playoffs
This season, Brendon McCullum took over as coach while Dinesh Karthik remained captain. But after the 7th match, Karthik handed over this responsibility to England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan.
The team played 14 matches, out of which it won 7 and lost 7, standing in the 5th position in the points table.
IPL 2021: 4th position, qualified for playoffs
This season, Eoin Morgan was retained as captain, as was Coach Brendon McCullum.
Like last season, this time, the team won 7 out of 14 matches and lost 7, but this time qualified for the playoffs.
The team moved to the fourth position after losing the match against MI on October 15.
IPL 2022: 7th position, could not qualify for playoffs
This time the team’s coach Brendon McCullum remained, but the responsibility of captaincy was handed over to Shreyas Iyer.
The team played 14 matches in the season, out of which they won 6 and lost 8; they remained in the 7th position in the points table.
KKR Jersey 2023
Last year color of the Jersey was purple. It is very good color and gives better look to jersey; so franchisee did not change jersey color this year. Sponsors have changed.
Last year Winzo Sports and Unacademy were sponsored, but this year in 2023 the principal sponsor is My FAB11.
Who are KKR owners?
Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Jay Mehta are the co-owners of the team.
What is the brand value of KKR?
According to Forbes, the team’s brand value in 2022 is 1.1 billion.
How many times did Kolkata Knight Riders win the IPL?
The Team won the IPL titles twice, one in 2012 and the other in 2014.
Which is the lowest score of KKR in IPL?
67/10 is the lowest score of KKR.