Former England captain David Gower revealed that Indian actor and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shahrukh Khan had invited him to watch an IPL match at Eden Gardens.
Gower is a renowned cricket commentator who is vocal about his analysis and opinions in the cricket world. He parted ways with Sky Sports after the 2019 Ashes and was part of the PSL commentary box in the last season.
The only game I’ve ever seen live was in Kolkata a couple of years ago: David Gower
While interacting with Cricket.com, David Gower went down memory lane when he attended his only IPL match from the stadium in 2019. The English commentator called it an extraordinary experience.
“The only game I’ve ever seen live was in Kolkata a couple of years ago. The Kolkata Knight Riders were playing at that fabulous ground Eden Gardens, where I played Test cricket of course,” Gower said.
“I was invited along into the den by Shahrukh Khan, which is an extraordinary experience as well. That’s my one live experience and it provides a great atmosphere with all the crowds in,” he added.
The 2019 IPL season was the last one when fans could attend the matches in stands. But since the COVID-19 pandemic took place, things have changed with the entire 2020 IPL was held in UAE.
IPL 2021 was initially conducted in India behind closed doors. The tournament was suspended in May following the rise of Covid-19 cases in multiple team camps.
Mumbai Indians always win it don’t they?: David Gower
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shifted the tournament to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September. IPL 2021 will resume with the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on September 19.
Mumbai Indians have won five IPL titles despite losing their first game in every season for the last eight years and Gower feels that Mumbai Indians are favourites to win IPL 2021.
“Mumbai Indians always win it don’t they? However they start, they always win it in the end,” Gower asserted.
Mumbai Indians have a golden opportunity to complete a hat-trick of IPL titles which no other team has ever done in the history of the tournament.