Kolkata Knight Riders are the third-most successive IPL franchise having won the title twice (2012, 2014). They also played the IPL final in 2021 losing the game to the eventual champions Chennai Super Kings. The franchise has a large fan following especially because it is being owned by the Bollywood megastar Shahrukh Khan.
KKR played the very first match in IPL history against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match is fondly remembered due to Brendon McCullum’s unbeaten 158. The match also brought the IPL to the map of franchise T20 cricket. That game turned out to be a blockbuster and there was no looking back for the league thereafter.
In this article, we will take a look at KKR’s first-ever playing XI and where are they now.
Kolkata Knight Riders: First-Ever Playing XI Then & Now
Ganguly led the side back in 2008 and scored 10 off 12 balls as KKR balls. All these years later, “Dada” is now the BCCI President and is overlooking developments in the Indian cricket team. It is under his supervision that the team has tasted rich success and some real lows as well. He was recently treated after contracting the Covid virus and is under home isolation at the moment.
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