Interesting facts about Kolkata Knight Riders

Some interesting facts about the Kolkata Knight Riders...

updated: April 28, 2009 10:30 IST
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  • The helmet - the Knight Riders' logo - is in black and gold, in keeping with the battle theme. Black is "the spirit of Maa Kaali as the destroyer of demons" while gold signifies "the team's aim to win the battle of life".

  • Shah Rukh Khan, Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla jointly own the Knight Riders team.

  • Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo re is the team theme song, created by the Vishal-Shekhar duo.

  • The Viking Golden helmet is a symbol of their focus and commitment.

  • Manish Malhotra has designed the Kolkata Knight Rider jersey.

  • Hoog Lee is the mascot of the team. It is a Royal Bengal Tiger, who likes Burgers

  • Sourav Ganguly is the icon player for the KKR.

  • Australian John Buchanan coaches the Kolkata Knight Riders.

  • Brendon McCullum is the captain for KKR for IPL 2009, replacing Sourav Ganguly who led in IPL 2008.

  • Australian Brad Hodge and Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis were bought outside IPL Auction in 2008.

  • Bangladeshi all-rounder Mashrafe Mortaza was bought by KKR during IPL auction 2009.

  • Knight Riders' opening batsman Brendon McCullum scored 158 runs in the first IPL T-20 match, which is the record for the highest runs ever scored by a batsman in a T-20 match.

  • KKR scored the least runs by a team in the IPL 2008 when they were bowled out for 67 runs by Mumbai Indians.

  • KKR were easily the most successful franchise in the IPL, achieving a profit of Rs. 13 crore for IPL 2008.