CHENNAI, India (Mon, May 28) – This is a very special fairytale for KKR, as they have struggled right from the inception of the league back in 2008. They had finished at the last on the points table on many occasions. They certainly rose from deep to touch the glory of IPL title. The fairytale journey of KKR in IPL 2012 really depicts the struggle from dusk to dawn to become the champions.
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KKR’s co-owner Shah Rukh Khan couldn't contain his happiness and danced his way to the ground. He hugged, cheered and congratulated each member of his team after his team beat the defending champions in the final of IPL 2012.
Gambhir-led spirited Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) emerges as the champions in the fifth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) after thrashing the two0time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 5 wicket on their home ground on Sunday night.
A once-in-a-lifetime innings of 89 off just 48 balls by Himachal Pradesh Ranji player Manvinder Bisla and an equally stirring 49-ball 69 by Jacques Kallis guided the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned franchise to the title with a five-wicket win in the final.
Chasing a daunting task of 191 KKR lost their skipper and inform batsman in very first over of their innings’ but no body knows that it will be all-Bisla show later on, who was gracefully supported by veteran Jacques Kallis to lead their team to first ever IPL title.
Manvinder Bisla took the charge after Gambhit fell to an in-cutter of Ben Hilfenhaus on the last ball of the first over. Bisla played an extraordinary innings to keep the required run rate under control at any point of time during their batting. He was very well supported by experienced Kallis.
Continue reading and watch the photos of winning moments for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):