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Priyanka Gandhi to root for KKR in IPL II

Despite being busy campaigning for her brother Rahul Gandhi, Congress' star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi will cheer for Shah Rukh Khan-owned Kolkata Knight Riders in the second Indian Premier League starting from April 18.

cricket Updated: Apr 17, 2009 19:10 IST

Her busy campaign schedule for the general elections notwithstanding, Congress' star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi will cheer for Shah Rukh Khan-owned Kolkata Knight Riders in the second Indian Premier League starting from April 18 in South Africa.

"I guess so, yes," Priyanka said when asked whether she would support Kolkata Knight Riders during the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament that was shifted out of India owing to a clash of dates with elections.

Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Hyderabad-based team Deccan Chargers in their opening match in Cape Town on April 19.

"Yes," she told NDTV when asked whether she backed the team because it is owned by Shah Rukh Khan.

Priyanka, her husband Robert and brother Rahul Gandhi had attended Kolkata Knight Riders match during the inaugural edition of IPL last year.

Incidentally, Kolkata Knight Riders play a match on April 23 when elections are scheduled to be held in Amethi, a constituency represented by Rahul Gandhi.