Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram, who has been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders dug out in IPL, has lashed out at the people who have questioned his patriotism on social websites or on television shows.
Shah Rukh Khan was delayed by two hours but that did not take any sheen off the felicitation of IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the presence of about one lakh spectators and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday.
The seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) witnessed teams fighting on multiple fronts. If the glittering trophy was captured by Kolkata Knight Riders, the losing finalists – Kings XI Punjab, returned home as the most tweeted team.
The way Kings XI Punjab`s Glenn Maxwell started off his campaign in Dubai-leg it seemed as if he would score the first ton of the season. But unluckily he missed his ton on more than three occasions, as he got out on 89, 95, 95, 90.
Manan Vohra was the only Indian cricketer retained by Kings XI Punjab this season along with South African David Miller. Surprisingly, he didn`t get a chance to feature in the first nine matches that KXIP played. But once he got the golden opportunity, he grabbed it with both hands.
Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey doled out a whole-hearted appreciation for a number of Indian players and coaching staff, who he says were vital in his team`s grand success in the just concluded seventh edition of the IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir Monday said the `master move` of picking quality bowlers, instead of buying big batting names during February auction helped the team to pocket its second Indian Premier League title.
Rejoicing after Kolkata Knight Riders lifted their second IPL title by beating favourites Kings XI Punjab in the final, off-spinner Sunil Narine said the triumph this year is more satisfying than their maiden trophy win in 2012.
He defied the law of averages with 10 consecutive 40-plus scores to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to their second IPL title and batsman Robin Uthappa says the feeling for him is surreal right now given that the team was not exactly a favourite to lift the trophy.
Indian batting star Gautam Gambhir has backed Sunil Narine`s decision to remain with Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League (IPL) final, instead of returning to the Caribbean for the ongoing West Indies training camp.
Manish Pandey played an absolute blinder as Kolkata Knight Riders held their nerves to beat a spirited Kings XI Punjab by three wickets in an exhilarting summit clash to win the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League here today.
Not only cricket fans but even movie buffs will stick to there television sets tonight to watch the grand finale of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The cash-rich league`s final can certainly not get bigger than this. For a simple reason that it not just a cricket match between KKR and Kings XI but a contest between `Veer` and `Zaara`.
Virender Sehwag who had performed in patches in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, played a blitzkrieg knock in the virtual semi-final on Friday against the most successful team in the history of the tournament, Chennai Super Kings.
The focus has remained firmly on cricket this time around and in what seems to be the perfect finale, the season`s most consistent team Kings XI Punjab would eye a maiden triumph against the ever-resilient Kolkata Knight Riders in the title clash of the seventh Indian Premier League here on Sunday.
In what promises to be a high octane IPL final here tomorrow, skippers of Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders -- George Bailey and Gautam Gambhir respectively -- are focusing on their strengths instead of thinking much about each other`s potential.