KORBO LORBO JEETBO RE!
Kolkata Knight Riders; often abbreviated as KKR) is the franchise representing Kolkata in the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 cricket tournament. The team was led by Sourav Ganguly in IPL 1 and IPL 3 and Brendon McCullum in IPL 2. Gautam Gambhir has been captaining the team since 2011. Sourav Ganguly was the team’s Icon Player for the first three seasons.
The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (Bengali:করব লড়ব জিতব রে for We will do it, Fight for it, Win it) and the official colors are purple and gold. As per the recent study done by a UK based brand valuation company, Kolkata Knight Riders are ranked as the second most valuable franchise brand at US$46 million. Celebrity co-owner Shahrukh Khan’s hard-selling of the KKR brand has counteracted the team’s poor on-field performance through the first three seasons. The team’s performance, however, improved in the fourth season as it qualified for the IPL playoffs and also made it to the Champions League Twenty20 for the first time.
The home of the Kolkata Knight Riders is Eden Gardens, the largest and most iconic cricket stadium in India. It is also one of the largest stadiums in Asia, together with Salt Lake Stadium and May Day Stadium.