KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Kolkata knight riders are a team of immense potential. They have quality players who have performed for the team. When we look at the overall analysis of the KKR team, we realise that one captain stands out from the rest. The name is Gautam Gambhir.
Gambhir has captained KKR for 7 seasons in a row right from the IPL 2011 till IPL 2017. Under his captaincy, KKR has won 2 IPL trophies in the year 2012 and 2014. Gautam Gambhir age is 39 years.
Some facts about Gautam Gambhir:
- Gautam Gambhir won ICC test player of the year award in 2009.
- He was conferred with Arjuna Award in the year 2009.
- Gautam Gambhir is the only Indian player to score 5 consecutive test centuries.
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Given below is Gautam Gambhir stats as a player:
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Gautam Gambhir started his IPL journey with Delhi Daredevils in the year 2008. He was the second highest scorer in the inaugural season of IPL 2008 edition with 534 runs from 14 matches.
Later, he was made the captain of Delhi Daredevils in the 2010 season. The next season, he was picked by KKR for $2.5 Million. He brought glories to KKR in the year 2012 and 2014.
Later, in the year 2018, he was brought again by Delhi Daredevils because he had asked his KKR franchise not to retain him for the season 2018 because he wanted to finish his career with the franchise with whom he started his IPL journey. On 25th April 2018, he stepped down from the captaincy of Delhi Daredevils.
- Gautam Gambhir net worth in 2021 is Rs 147 crore (US$21 Million).
- Gautam Gambhir wife name is Natasha Jain.
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Kolkata knight riders official website – https://www.kkr.in/
- Kolkata knight riders current captain:
The current captain of Kolkata Knight Riders is Eoin Morgan.
- Given below is Eoin stats as a player:
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In the IPL 2020, Dinesh Kartik handed over the captaincy to Eoin Morgan mid- way of the tournament in order to concentrate on his batting. However, KKR failed to reach to the playoff and they finished at the 5th position in the points table.
Kolkata Knight Riders retained Eoin Morgan in IPL Auction 2021 . He is regarded as one of the best limited overs captains across the globe. Morgan led his side to the victory in 2019 world cup. He is known for his calm and composed nature.
KKR would be expecting Morgan to have an impactful IPL 2021 both as a player and as a captain and win the trophy for the 3rd time for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Eoin Morgan’s estimated net worth is approximately- 22 crore