Kolkata Knight Riders have been one of the most consistent franchises in the Indian Premier League history and have enjoyed an extremely successful stint under the leadership of veteran Indian opener Gautam Gambhir. But the Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise now faces a tricky task of replacing the left-hander as he has departed for home-franchise Delhi Daredevils. Former KKR skipper Sourav Ganguly, who spoke about various aspects pertaining to the Kolkata franchise with Star Sports anchor Jatin Sapru in a show.
KKR went for a massive overhaul in the 2018 IPL auctions after retaining just Sunil Narine and Andre Russell in the pre-auction retention event. Chris Lynn, who has been with the team since 2014, was bought by KKR for 9.6 crores in the 2018 edition of the auction. Lynn was seen as a potential candidate to fill in the captain’s shoes but suffered a shoulder injury in the finals of the Trans-Tasman Tri-series in New Zealand. Former KKR captain Sourav Ganguly will speak about Lynn’s injury and the potential candidates who might be given the responsibility of captaining the KKR side for the 2018 IPL season in a talk show on Sunday to be aired on Star Sports at 10 pm.
Ganguly played for KKR in the first three season after IPL’s induction and captained the Kolkata based franchise for 40 matches scoring 1031 runs and claiming 8 wickets in those matches.
As the IPL is fast approaching, KKR fans would be hoping a fast recovery of their star after he was ruled out of the PSL which was scheduled to begin from yesterday. The Australian showed his true batting abilities in the BBL as he managed to score 148 runs in the 5 matches he played this season and the KKR fans would him to be back fully fit and will also want him to captain their side.
“I stay in Kolkata and I keep track of everything happening in Kolkata, but I have to discuss who will be the captain of Knight Riders,” said Ganguly in the promo released by the TV channel, which has bought the IPL broadcast rights for the next five years and also inked an audio-visual production deal with the BCCI.