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.
Points Table Standing of KKR in all IPL editions shown below:
IPL 2008 Total Teams: 08 KKR on Points Table: Sixth (6th)
IPL 2009 Total Teams: 08 KKR on Points Table: Eighth(8th)
IPL 2010 Total Teams: 08 KKR on Points Table: Sixth (6th)
IPL 2011 Total Teams: 10 KKR on Points Table: Fourth (4th)
IPL 2012 Total Teams: 09 KKR on Points Table: Second (2nd)
Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are the new IPL champions now after defeating the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 5 wicket on their home ground at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on yesterday night.
Manoj Tiwari smashed a winning shot to get past the target of 191 with 2 balls to spare and KKR became the new IPL champions. Manvinder Bisla named as man of the match while Sunil Narine was picked up as man of the series.
Watch full match highlights below: