KKR, SRK, IPL, WTF!

Like any other year, this one too had its highs and lows, moments that captured the imagination for contrasting reasons. Here's a lowdown on what happened in the world of cricket in 2012.



Gautam Gambhir finally turned it around for Shah Rukh Khan’s beleaguered franchise, gaining them their first IPL crown in 2012. A consistent league phase was followed by assertive performances in the knock outs. Kolkata defeated the perennially strong Chennai Super Kings in the final at Chepauk, chasing down a big total in a pressure situation, and allowing their superstar owner to cartwheel his way on to the playing arena.

It was a similar display of jubilation that had cost SRK dear at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium. A policeman objected to the actor’s presence on the field of play after the match with Mumbai Indians. Allegedly inebriated and with his ego piqued, SRK rained a torrent of abuses on the cop, threatening grave physical action, before he had to be removed from the spot. The fracas resulted in a five-year ban for the actor from the Wankhede.

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