Mamata Banerjee congratulates KKR on its second IPL triumph
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday night congratulated Kolkata Knight Riders team for winning their second IPL title beating Kings XI Punjab in a thrilling final by three wickets.
"Congratulations... KKR. Congratulations... Shahrukh," Banerjee wrote on her Facebook wall soon after KKR`s victory on Sunday night.
The Chief Minister also congratulated Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman donning Kings XI Punjab`s jersey Wriddhiman Saha on scoring a century in tonight`s final match against KKR.
"Congratulations to Wriddhiman for his brilliant performance," she wrote on her Facebook page.
Saha, a former KKR player, completed his century in 49 balls to become the first player to score a century in an IPL final.
Chasing Kings XI Punjab`s 199, riding on Manish Pandey`s 50-ball 94, the Kolkata outfit reached the target with three balls to spare.
Meanwhile, it was a festive atmosphere in Kolkata soon after KKR`s victory in the final.
Fans of the KKR team, owned by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, were seen celebrating till late in the night in several parts of the city including Shobha Bazar, Park Street, Behala.
They were seen waving KKR flags and shouting the team`s slogan: `Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re`.