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Ganguly v Knight Riders? Who will Kolkata root for?

Siddhartha Talya catches up with Jayaditya Gupta and Sidharth Monga to discuss a tricky situation for a city ahead of Kolkata v Pune (10:21)

May 4, 2012

Posted by   on (May 5, 2012, 0:25 GMT)

Seriously?! I mean.. seriously?!

Posted by Bhaskar.cricketer on (May 4, 2012, 23:01 GMT)

The solution is simple. I want KKR to win and Dada to play really well. A similar stance was taken by Panesar's grandparents when Eng played Ind in Mohali. They said that they wanted their grandson to play well, but wanted India to win. This is the only win-win situation for anybody who finds himself/herself in a quandary over this match.

Posted by SwarSwar on (May 4, 2012, 20:54 GMT)

I am from Nagpur, and I am a die hard DADA fan. For me IPL is dada and dada is IPL. Anyway everyone has different views. I want Dada to do well. Just a thought about the comments in this chatter.. Siddhartha has said that Ganguly has left KKR and Kolkata.. Was it that? Everyone knows he did not leave, He was humiliated and thrown from his own team. So don't agree with that. I as we say Sachin keeps playing the cricket bcoz he is passionate about CRICKET. So is Dada. I think ''Nobody should take away the right of playing cricket from anybody.. bcoz when you play cricket then only you realise that its hard to leave without it when its your passion''

Posted by   on (May 4, 2012, 15:54 GMT)

I would just like to make a point that in KKR we have more bengal players than in PWI . We have shakib, shukla ,D.das and we have manoj and a large part of kolkata will actually back KKR on 5th.

Posted by   on (May 4, 2012, 14:54 GMT)

I'm from Mumbai, am not a Bengali and started out supporting KKR since I've always been an enormous Ganguly fan. Interestingly, even after Ganguly has switched over to Pune, I find myself supporting KKR in both this fixture as well as in the IPL in general. The 3 seasons of supporting KKR have evidently been enough to create the emotional bond despite the cutting of ties with the very reason I started supporting them in the first place. I haven't even visited Kolkata as yet in my life so I don't see how Kolkatans would switch allegiance to Pune for this reason.

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