The exhausted face of the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir was understandable, since he landed in Mumbai on Friday morning after the opening game against the Delhi Daredevils had finished past midnight at the Eden Gardens. Anand Sachar
Just after Kolkata Knight Riders lost to Rajasthan Royals, skipper Gautam Gambhir rushed into the media conference room, visibly angry. Khurram Habib
Gautam Gambhir hasn’t looked in a happy space of late. The reasons for this unease, though, aren’t difficult to fathom. For almost a year now, the going hasn’t been great for the left-hander. Subhash Rajta
Gautam Gambhir hit a strokeful half century while Lakshamipathy Balaji returned with a four-wicket haul as Kolkata Knight Riders brought their campaign back on track with a 42-run victory over Bangalore Royal Challengers in Bangalore. Subhash Rajta
"This is the best bowling I have seen from any bowler in a T20 game." KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir heaped the ultimate praise on L Balaji, sounding too generous after the team's first win.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen, reaching double figures has been akin to hard labour. In the three matches KKR have played so far, the maximum number of batsmen reaching double figures was in their second game loss to Rajasthan Royals — four. Somshuvra Laha
reports. Face off
Gambhir's boys humble the Royals to win their second contest on the trot. Somshuvra Laha
Star of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said he always feels at home while playing at the Eden Gardens.
Having finally made his mark, Shakib Al Hasan has given reason for his fans at home in Bangladesh to warm up to IPL. Somshuvra Laha
Sunil Narine comes across as the quintessential West Indies player who has remained in awe of Brian Lara but would hate to be hit for a boundary by even the great batsman. Somshuvra Laha
It is a team which decided against retaining him while he was a part of it but West Indian Chris Gayle, who is now flourishing playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, says he has no hard feelings for Kolkata Knight Riders owners.
The Kolkata Knight Riders-Pune Warriors clash has generated a lot of interest but the home team’s batsman Manoj Tiwary said their motto was to play without tension.
The prince of Kolkata returns home today, as a Pune Warrior. For the first time, Sourav Ganguly will be using the visiting team's dressing room at Eden Gardens — the ground which he has called home for more than two decades. Dhiman Sarkar
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The House of Eden was divided. That was expected. But what wasn't was the confusing roar that kept breaking out like a sonic boom from the 65,000-plus capacity crowd. Indrajit Hazra