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  • IPL 8: Shakib's absence is a big blow to KKR, says Gambhir 37 minutes ago

    All the talk ahead of the Indian Premier League 2015 match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday centred on two individuals - Glenn Maxwell and Sunil Narine. Both played starring roles for their teams last season - Narine's Kolkata...
  • 'Fit' Gautam Gambhir set to join KKR teammates in Pune Yesterday

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir is set to join his team in Pune for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday after being down with fever and a stomach bug for several days. "Ah, recovering well. Thanks for ur wishes they mean...
  • Gautam Gambhir donates Rs 4 lakh to cash-strapped ice hockey team 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday donated Rs.4 lakh to help the cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team in their quest for participation in the 2015 Challenge Cup of Asia in Kuwait. The ice hockey team is faced with a financial crisis going into the tournament and has...
  • IPL 8: Unfair to compare Cariappa with Narine, says Gambhir 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said on Tuesday it is unfair to compare their new "mystery" spinner KC Cariappa with veteran offie Sunil Narine as the Indian has a long way to go before he can be put on the same page as the West Indies bowler. Cariappa made...
  • IPL: Gautam Gambhir backs Robin Uthappa on Sarfaraz controversy 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Rallying behind team-mate Robin Uthappa on his reported altercation with Royal Challengers Bangalore's Sarfaraz Khan, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir said on Tuesday that such incidents can happen in the 'heat of things'. According to media reports, KKR opener Uthappa had a scuffle with RCB batsman Sarfaraz after...
  • IPL 8: The team points matter and not individual scores, says Gambhir 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday rued dropping Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle twice saying "If you keep dropping catches, someone like Chris will hurt you." On both occasions the culprit was South African fast-bowler Morne Morkel who first dropped the left-hander on 33 and then...
  • IPL 8: Gayle's 96 off 56 helps Bangalore beat KKR in a nail-biter 6 days ago

    Chris Gayle hammered the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers into submission with a breathtaking 96 that guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a three-wicket victory at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Chasing a victory target of 178, Gayle singlehandedly tore apart the home team attack as his 56 ball innings had seven boundaries...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8 6 days ago

    For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page. Royal Challengers Bangalore may have the most star-studded batting line-up but will find themselves under tremendous pressure when they take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Winning two titles in last three seasons and having achieved a 14-match winning streak in 2014,...
  • Mamata Banerjee congratulates Shah Rukh Khan, Gautam Gambhir for KKR's win in the opening match 1 week ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday congratulated the Kolkata Knight Riders squad and its co-owner. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for their emphatic victory over Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League opening match. "Congratulations to @iamsrk, @GautamGambhir and @KKRiders for the great win in the opening match....
  • IPL8: Suryakumar Yadav credits Dhoni, Gambhir for his success April 9, 2015

    Termed as a player to watch out for, Suryakumar Yadav, at a young age, has achieved a lot more than most players dream of, starting with captaining his state side Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy to bagging a lucrative contract with defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Yadav was an integral part...
  • Indian Premier League: How Yuvraj reacted to Gambhir's broken bat April 9, 2015

    All in good fun, Yuvraj Singh was seemingly in splits watching a broken bat in the hands of his former India team-mate Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday. The opening match of IPL8 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians saw an unusual incident where a forward defence by Gambhir to a...
  • IPL 8: Suryakumar Yadav is Man of the Match for me, says Gautam Gambhir April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday said for him the man-of-match was Suryakumar Yadav who smashed a cameo scoring 46 from 20 balls to help his side successfully chase down a tough target in the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians. However, Kight Riders' pace spearhead Morne Morkel was...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders outclass Mumbai Indians in IPL 8 opener April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders launched their title defence on a perfect note as skipper Gautam Gambhir and Suryakumar Yadav drove them to a seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener in Kolkata on Wednesday. Chasing 169 for a win, Gambhir's 43-ball 57 (7x4, 1x6) led the...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 8, Match 1 April 8, 2015

    For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page Keen to put the Sunil Narine controversy behind them, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their title defence against a formidable Mumbai Indians side in the IPL opener at the Eden Gardens. A team which has gone on to win two titles (2012...
  • IPL 8: Gambhir slams critics for accusing KKR of preparing slow wickets April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has hit out at the critics for accusing his team of preparing slow wickets to suit its spinners, saying a side has to be consistent in all departments of the game to win the IPL twice in three seasons. Gambhir said while the 2012...
  • Focussed Gautam Gambhir behind Kolkata Knight Riders' dramatic turnaround April 8, 2015

    After Kolkata Knight Riders won their first Indian Premier League title in 2012, one of the questions shot at Gautam Gambhir in the post-match press conference was, "Gautam, now that you have won the title, will you at least smile?" It wasn't the first instance where he was asked this question...
  • Holders Kolkata Knight Riders face formidable Mumbai Indians in IPL 8 opener April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Keen to put the Sunil Narine controversy behind them, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their title defence against a formidable Mumbai Indians side in the IPL opener at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. The West Indies mystery spinner, who was reported for suspect action in CLT20 and went on to...
  • IPL 8: Narine will always be an integral part of KKR, says skipper Gautam Gambhir April 7, 2015

    Narine has changed, remodelled his action in such a short span of time and hopefully he can continue to achieve the success, said Gambhir. ...
  • Domestic players play a key role in IPL, says Gautam Gambhir April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Not thinking about the weather, or about the strengths of the opposition, not worried about whether Sunil Narine is as good a bowler as he was before the action-related issues you might be led to believe that Gautam Gambhir is operating on a different plane altogether. Not quite. As...
  • IPL 8: Champions KKR look good for successful defence April 7, 2015

    After a string of four poor campaigns in the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders, co-owned by Bollywood super star Shah Rukh Khan, finally got their act together and won the title in 2012 before making it two trophies in their cabinet in 2014. Unlike last year, with the...
  • IPL 8: Sunil Narine is an asset, says KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine got the full backing of his Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir who termed him as an asset and said there can be no back-up for the mystery bowler. Narine got a clean chit for his suspect action two days before the start of IPL-8...
  • IPL8 is the last comeback chance for India's famous five April 7, 2015

    With the eighth season of Indian Premier League all season set to start, some of the prominent former India stars will be hoping to make a comeback into the Indian team with a show worth noticing in the IPL. The likes of Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata rain and memories of 1996 World Cup April 6, 2015

    It's the time of the year when Kolkata, and other parts around the big city, experience what is called the kalboishakhi - nor'westers, which announce their arrival with a lot of sound and fury and then end in storms that typically take place in the afternoons. At their best, or...
  • Gautam Gambhir to lead Delhi in North Zone T20 March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir will lead the 16-member Delhi squad in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy North Zone leg beginning from March 24. Besides his team doing well, Gambhir would also want to be amongst the runs in the T20 competition ahead of the IPL beginning April 8. Same will be...
  • Ranji Trophy: Rajat Bhatia, a troubleshooter Delhi always have February 26, 2015

    Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Unmukt Chand - these are the names one would associate with Delhi cricket. Not as much for the numbers as for the familiarity factor. But beyond the big names, it is usually a Rajat Bhatia or Mithun Manhas that...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai beat Delhi by 204 runs to reach semis February 20, 2015

    Rajat Bhatia is the poor man's Steve Waugh. A domestic stalwart, Bhatia has been Delhi's go-to player for many seasons now. He is a disciplined medium-pacer who lands the ball on the same spot day in and day out. With the bat, Bhatia is like a rock guarding the stumps. Chasing...
  • Ranji Trophy: Hot-headed Gambhir involved in verbal spat with Mumbai player February 20, 2015

    Gautam Gambhir's hot-headed nature has seen him get into altercations with Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson and Virat Kohli on the field. On the fourth day's play of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash between Delhi and Mumbai at the DRIEMS College Ground in Tangi on Thursday (February 19), Shardul Thakur joined...
  • Sehwag and Gambhir talk of the town in Tangi February 18, 2015

    Think Hubli, Mysore and Shimoga in Karnataka, Wayanad in Kerala or Lahli in Haryana, cricket matches in small centres across India have done a great job in bringing fans close to international stars. The 2014-15 Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash between Delhi and Mumbai at DRIEMS College Ground in Tangi, on the...