March 23 (CRICKETNMORE): One of the most popular and successful teams in IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) represents the city of Kolkata, West Bengal in the popular League. Check out some interesting trivia about the team:
Interesting Trivia about Kolkata Knight Riders
#1. The franchise is owned by Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment) - 55% in partnership with Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla (Mehta Group) - 45% shareholder.
#2. KKR's theme song 'Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re' (we will act, fight and win!) was scored by famous musician duo Vishal-Shekhar.
#3. In June 2015, KKR owners bought a stake in the Caribbean Premier League cricket team Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel and later in 2016, renamed it Trinbago Knight Riders.
#4. Gautam Gambhir, Current captain of KKR is the leading scorer for the team.
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#5. West Indian Leg Spinner, Sunil Naraine is the leading wicket taker for the team.
#6. The team has won IPL twice - 2012 & 2014.
#7. KKR has won 51.51% of their matches in the 9 editions played so far.
#8. The team's jersey was created by Bollywood fashion designer Manish Malhotra.
#9. In 2008, IPL named four players as icon players for their respective city franchises which made the players unavailable to play for any team other than their city team. Sourav Ganguly was named KKR's icon player.
#10. The team holds the record for the longest winning streak by any Indian team in T20s - 14 consecutive wins under Gautam Gambhir's leadership.