Kolkata: The City of Joy accorded a grand welcome to Kolkata Knight Riders for their IPL triumph, with chief minister Mamata Banerjee felicitating the players and co-owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla in front of the Writers' Buildings on Tuesday.
"We have been waiting for this day so long. Thank you Didi. Thank You Kolkata. Thank you West Bengal on behalf of every member of the team. Only Kolkata will rule," SRK, who is also the brand ambassador of West Bengal, said at the reception amidst thunderous cheers from hundreds of people as confetti rained from above.
Captain Gautam Gambhir said, "Thank you Didi. It is a fantastic support that we have received from the people of Kolkata and Bengal."