Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir is slowly emerging from poor form in Indian Premier League. After a hattrick of zeroes in this edition of the IPL, Gambhir is slowly steering KKR's fortunes in the Indian-leg of the tournament. On Wednesday, Gambhir struck a 56-ball 69 as KKR arrested a run of four straight defeats. For hosts Daredevils, it was their third successive loss at home. Delhi Daredevils became the first team to have lost six (out of eight contested) in IPL 2014. They are at the bottom of the standings.
Thirty-two-year-old Gambhir has been central to KKR's fortunes in IPL. The Delhi-boy chose Kotla to smash a match-winning fifty. In the process, he established a record for most fifty-plus innings (22) in IPL. Gambhir's aggregate of 2646 runs in IPL (ave.30.76) is bettered only by Suresh Raina (2979) and Rohit Sharma (2695). Gambhir also got his 11th Man of the Match award in Twenty20 - his 10th in the IPL.