IPL 2012 May 29, 2012

Kolkata celebrates KKR's victory

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Tens of thousands of people turned out on the streets of Kolkata on Tuesday to receive the Kolkata Knight Riders team, returning home as IPL winners. The political leadership, top actors and musicians, and the local cricket establishment - including former ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya - joined the team in the celebrations.

The team began with a five-kilometre open-top parade from the Hazra area of south Kolkata to Writers' Buildings, the seat of government; the crowds - estimated at more than 50,000 - were packed ten and sometimes 20 people deep, with many more on rooftops and balconies. After a short function there, the team headed for Eden Gardens, which had been thrown open to the public for free entry.

At Eden Gardens, almost every seat was occupied - a larger crowd than at most cricket matches. The ceremony there included the traditional presentation of scarves to the squad by the state's chief minister and the cutting of a cake. However, the event was marred by chaotic scenes at the end, with crowds being beaten back by baton-wielding policemen resulting in some injuries.

While most of the Knight Riders' overseas players left the squad at Chennai, Shakib Al Hasan remained behind, as did most of the coaching staff including head coach Trevor Bayliss and mental skills coach Rudi Webster.

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  • on May 30, 2012, 23:22 GMT

    all hail to the legendary worlds best all rounder Shakib al hassan , the victory was given by the amazing catch which broke the patnership later a wicket and the amazing scoop 4 ,thanks a lot to shakib

  • passionate_cricket_follower on May 30, 2012, 20:23 GMT

    @jurooin: o come on gimme a break. dont mention the name of that now-incompetent player who made a fool of himself. and as for the vijay hazare trophy, check this: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/vijay-hazare-trophy-2011/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=6763;type=tournament . his name is not even in the list of the top 50 run getters in that tournament. so what's his contribution even in that tournament?

  • Provost on May 30, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    Rural players are better than Urban players. CSK did well in the initial seasons because of Raina/Dhoni etc. This season also, Tendulker/Sewag/Gambir gave up in the playoffs but Bisla did the job. I wish, CSK takes some non-metro players to fortify the fighting spirit.

  • Provost on May 30, 2012, 18:51 GMT

    win is a win and must be celebrated..... I am a CSK fan and I know how it feels when your team wins... party long as we don't know who will be the next IPL champion (I hope/wish it is NOT Bombay).

  • on May 30, 2012, 17:05 GMT

    Haters will hate keep rocking KKR i am fan of KXIP but two other teams i like alot are DD n KKR :)

  • passionate_cricket_follower on May 30, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    @Gagan000: OK call him back. He is hiding in London right now.

  • jurooin on May 30, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    An Emotional Fans Speaks his Heart -

    Mithun Ganguly Kolkata has forgotten their real prince..its painful to see the ppl of Kolkata cheering a corporate owned team and calling Dada a CPI(M) agent..where were they when he won the Vijay Hazare trophy?no one was even aware of it..he gave his blood and sweat to Bengal cricket,took it to the national scene and this treatment he got frm his City and State..I am feeling ashamed to call myself a Bengali

  • on May 30, 2012, 15:56 GMT

    Well Thank goodness the city of chennai hasnt done anything as ridiculous as this. Well because people would get bored as we have won so many.

  • getsetgopk on May 30, 2012, 15:55 GMT

    I guess they needed this celebration after the 0-8 drubbing LOL

  • on May 30, 2012, 15:38 GMT

    @desiboy454. Yes, let the players and the franchise owners celebrate a well earned victory with their money. But what is jarring is the CM of an impoverished and debt ridden state splurging public's money!

  • on May 30, 2012, 23:22 GMT

    all hail to the legendary worlds best all rounder Shakib al hassan , the victory was given by the amazing catch which broke the patnership later a wicket and the amazing scoop 4 ,thanks a lot to shakib

  • passionate_cricket_follower on May 30, 2012, 20:23 GMT

    @jurooin: o come on gimme a break. dont mention the name of that now-incompetent player who made a fool of himself. and as for the vijay hazare trophy, check this: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/vijay-hazare-trophy-2011/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=6763;type=tournament . his name is not even in the list of the top 50 run getters in that tournament. so what's his contribution even in that tournament?

  • Provost on May 30, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    Rural players are better than Urban players. CSK did well in the initial seasons because of Raina/Dhoni etc. This season also, Tendulker/Sewag/Gambir gave up in the playoffs but Bisla did the job. I wish, CSK takes some non-metro players to fortify the fighting spirit.

  • Provost on May 30, 2012, 18:51 GMT

    win is a win and must be celebrated..... I am a CSK fan and I know how it feels when your team wins... party long as we don't know who will be the next IPL champion (I hope/wish it is NOT Bombay).

  • on May 30, 2012, 17:05 GMT

    Haters will hate keep rocking KKR i am fan of KXIP but two other teams i like alot are DD n KKR :)

  • passionate_cricket_follower on May 30, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    @Gagan000: OK call him back. He is hiding in London right now.

  • jurooin on May 30, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    An Emotional Fans Speaks his Heart -

    Mithun Ganguly Kolkata has forgotten their real prince..its painful to see the ppl of Kolkata cheering a corporate owned team and calling Dada a CPI(M) agent..where were they when he won the Vijay Hazare trophy?no one was even aware of it..he gave his blood and sweat to Bengal cricket,took it to the national scene and this treatment he got frm his City and State..I am feeling ashamed to call myself a Bengali

  • on May 30, 2012, 15:56 GMT

    Well Thank goodness the city of chennai hasnt done anything as ridiculous as this. Well because people would get bored as we have won so many.

  • getsetgopk on May 30, 2012, 15:55 GMT

    I guess they needed this celebration after the 0-8 drubbing LOL

  • on May 30, 2012, 15:38 GMT

    @desiboy454. Yes, let the players and the franchise owners celebrate a well earned victory with their money. But what is jarring is the CM of an impoverished and debt ridden state splurging public's money!

  • contactsai123 on May 30, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    everybody says that these celebrations signifies the Kolkata sporting spirit and the world witnessed their true sporting spirit during WC 1996 Ind vs SL and during Ind vs Pak Asian test championships

  • m007averick on May 30, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    I don't like government spending my money on a club victory. All those who are giving examples of US,Europe, do they know the government charge the club for disruption of traffic etc.

  • partho4u on May 30, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    KKR's Celebration created so much irritation to the supporters, specially of CSK... @hari040761 : you meant to say CSK are born rich because IPL trophy is CSK's property as the owner of the team is also BCCI President...and, KKR can't be winner against Chennai at Chennai, though, if it's happened, it's 'Luck'. Nice thinking. If we can watch IPL, support IPL team, then we also can celebrate for the Win. In Kolkata, We are habituated in this kind of celebration. In any Football match between 'East Bengal' & 'Mohun Bagan', the number of spectators always much higher than any Match (any sort of Game) between any Team (National or Club), held in any City in India, except Kolkata. Yes, the people of Kolkata can celebrate, whatever the incident, its 'Maradona', ''Messi' or 'KKR's Victory'. In England, Spain, Italy...everywhere Club Matchesl are much much popular than Nation wise competition. Olympic is nearby...just follow the events to check the number if spectators...

  • on May 30, 2012, 13:48 GMT

    Shakib al hasan is the key player of KKR

  • rohanblue on May 30, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    i am a kkr fan, i live in kolkata, bt didnt understand d reason of such a huge celebration, forced happiness, its nothing big.....

  • on May 30, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE PROBLEM IN CELEBRATIONS. KKR HAVE WON THE TITTLE THEY HAVE EVERY REASON TO CELEBRATE MY CONGRATULATIONS TO KKR EVERY SINGLE PLAYER OWNER AND OFFCOURSE THE GREAT PEOPLE OF KOLKATA

  • AMAZINGFAN on May 30, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    one IPL win and the so called city of joy celebrates.there was no crowd when india played wi.but there were huge crowds in ipl matches.and i'm sure there will be no crowd when india takes on england at eden gardens.there aren't many bengal players in kolkata and there is no reason to celebrate this win.mi,csk have done well in all the ipl's they have also won clt20 but they were down to earth.don't worry kkr u will not win the ipl next time.

  • on May 30, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    Well done to KKR and everyone associated with the team. After years of struggle and controversy, the team's victory finally culminated into winning this year IPL title. People of Kolkata are passionate and take great joy in everything they participate in. Some people may not understand that and complain about the parade, SRK etc, but it's just a case of sour grapes from bunch of insignificant individuals who can not see others happy or succeed in life. It's best to ignore such people and let them be. Well done KKR.

  • crindex on May 30, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    Someone has to remind KKR that its not world cup ... its just a club cup.

  • Gagan000 on May 30, 2012, 10:41 GMT

    No win is a win for Kolkata if DADA is not there ..

  • cricket_critic on May 30, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    What a waste pf public money and resources !!

    Mamta does not have money to reduce tax on fuel prices but has time and money to facilitate a ALREADY RICH PRIVATE CLUB, just because it will give her publicity along side SRK...

  • on May 30, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    Even indian team which won world cup after 28 was not given this much celebration ,so whats the point in having celebration for a team winning the IPL.peoples money are wasted much.

  • praveen4honestremark on May 30, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    Congrats to KKR. Even i felt the celebrations were too much, but after thinking for a while i thought i was wrong. Celebrations are justified bcoz.. 1) As Still_Like_Cricket mentioned we should see it were people support different teams same like other leagues going on through out world. We should change the way of our thinking regarding this. 2) And coming to comparing this with Ranji Trophy is wrong. Ranji Trophy is different and it is most prestigious when you say for selection of players from it to National team is done through it, whereas IPL is different. So do look both differently and love both of them. A sport is sport always and never should be discrimination for a win; celebrations differ with the revenues we have,also may be celebrations some times may appear way ward because we are not used to it, after you see celebrations for one, two years you will keep liking them. 3) But having said that celebrations should not lead to bad behavior or bad habits in ppl From CSK fan

  • on May 30, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    What's wrong with a city celebrating its club victory? How many english players did manchaster city have when they won the EPL?

    Btw, how many english players does the england cricket team have...that doesn't stop them from playing to winn it for england? Why should it be any different for IPL.

  • Captain_Crick on May 30, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    Seems like there are other hidden agendas for Mamtha to celebrate this win for Team KKR. However, congrats to KKR team and hope this celebration and spirit is consistently followed in Ranji Trophy tournaments as well. That would definitely showcase the cricketing knowledge of public in general and prove a point to all its detractors. Gautam and Sunil are the 2 standout performers for KKR club this season and kudos to them!

  • TheBrilliant on May 30, 2012, 9:00 GMT

    Cricket has been killed here by SRK and Bengal govt. Though we are from different parts of the Nation, we loved some players in all the franchise, we supported different franchise (KKR, DD etc.,) even though we had our own home team (CSK). It is completly disgusting when this victory (KKRs) is celebrated as WestBengal/Kolkata's victory. There should not be any partiality in these type of CLUB cricket, they can do it for Ranji tropies. What is the point of us supporting these franchises and cricketers? IPL has already lost its credibility amongst the fans and these kind of one sided human thoughts makes it even worse. Let them celebrate it as KKRs victory but not as a state/city victory. hope this is streaming in all the cricket lovers mind and cricinfo will post this comment... On behalf of all cricket supporters.

  • hari040761 on May 30, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    THIS SHOWS THE DIFFERENCE BORN RICH AND SOME ONE BECOME RICH BY LUCK OR FLUKE. LOT OF MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES TO BE DEALT LIKE FUEL PRICE INCREASE, FOOD PRODUCT AND COMMODITY PRICE INCREASE, INFLATION ETC. WHATEVER MAY BE THE SPORT THESE TYPE OF CELEBRATION SHOULD BE CLOSED ON THAT DAY ITSELF AND PLAYERS CAN BE GIVEN SOME AWRD IN A FUNCTION. BUT NOT LIKE THIS. TOO MUCH HYPE WHICH RAISE EXPECTATION NEXT YEAR. IF NARINE GETS CONTRACT FROM WEST INDIES HE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR 2013 SEASON. SO IT SHOULD NOT BECOME A DC SAGA WHEN THEY LIFT THE TROPHY ONE YEAR AND LAST PLACE NEXT YEAR. IT IS MERE ONE MAN SHOW. IF THAT FOUR OVERS WERE NOT THERE NO WIN FOR KKR.

  • rudmila on May 30, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    Is kolkata a separate country within the country!! I have not heard of anything like this for previous IPL champions.

  • rofl on May 30, 2012, 8:22 GMT

    As suspected, SRK and gang took over the celebrations and relegated the players to "spectators with special access". Now we have to endure atleast a couple of films,a few books,super hero comics etc based on SRK's struggle to win the cup! And not to forget Mamta trying to milk the situation..that was hilarious and worthy of a few cartoons! Feel sorry for KKR players.. they havn't seen anything yet..lol

  • A.GHAFFARCHHEENA on May 30, 2012, 6:51 GMT

    one who seeks, he finds.. congrats KKR AND SRK

  • veerakannadiga on May 30, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    @venbas ha..... ha..... ha..... good one mate.

  • on May 30, 2012, 6:49 GMT

    Those who r commenting against this celebration...they r not capable to sense the passion of Kolkata.....The name is enough to celeb no matter how many Bengal players r dere...its KOLKATA Knight Riders!!

  • on May 30, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    So there was a sell out crowd to welcome an IPL team in Kolkata, Where were all these people when India played in Eden Gardens 6 months back ?

  • ahmedsk on May 30, 2012, 6:15 GMT

    They rightly celebrated as the IPL was started as similar to EPL and the way football clubs are celebrating the same way KKR Celebrate grt to see huge crowd join the party ......Good work KKR keep it up

  • natmastak_so-called on May 30, 2012, 6:11 GMT

    yeah i agree with people who are saying this is over the top celebration, but let me ask, is it wrong to celebrate ? besides ,it is also spreading cricket in a football crazy population .

  • on May 30, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    How many Bengal players did Kolkata had? It would have made sense to celebrate if they had won domestic. Kolkata is just a name associated with franchise with not many Bengal players

  • on May 30, 2012, 5:17 GMT

    a very well deserved win and they have every right to celeberate it, SRK always sets new precedents and surely these celeberations will promote cricket. as far as how many players of KKR belong to Kolkata and why Kolkata people are celeberating so its their team and they are supporting it, this is the true spirit of game.

  • BibhuMisra on May 30, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    Kolkata once again celebrates in a manner in which only it can. The city of culture, joy and celebration lives up to its name. And rightly so. Any win is a cause for celebration, and an IPL win is one of them. Those who are amazed by this turnout, should visit the city during Durga Puja.

  • OttawaRocks on May 30, 2012, 4:54 GMT

    It makes me laugh when I see people complain about the Kolkata celebrations. In fact the Kolkata celebrations are quite tame by Canadian ice hockey club celebrations when they win championships. Or when US baseball and basketball clubs win there. This is just the beginning India. This will be an annual tradition. Mark my words.

  • Megauravmishra on May 30, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    I dont think its wrong to celebrate a victory at a time where most of the world is in gloomy economic crisis. If people want to celebrate then no one have a right to stop them. But i dont particularly like the whole politicisation of the event. I dont think WB Government have anything to do with KKR succuss.

  • Kgp-kamlesh on May 30, 2012, 4:07 GMT

    Supported KKR for first three shamefull year wrt their performance, 4th year they were fourth in the point table and this year in IPL-5 Gambhir and their boys really shown their mettle, well done KKR you had given us a reason to get happy..........

    It was anexample of team work...

  • pjaison on May 30, 2012, 3:40 GMT

    CSK have won….. The champion's league once… The IPL twice… Were resurgent into the playoffs thrice… Were finalists 4 times… Finished in the top four in all 5 IPLs… And yet they were so down to earth….

    Don't understand why KKR is flying so high… I suppose they are not confident of winning it again !!!

  • on May 30, 2012, 3:33 GMT

    why shudn't Kolkata celebrate Kolkata KnightRiders victory....when Barcelona won the champions league in 2011........the whole city of Barcelona celebrated.....when they have the arch-maestro for their victory an Argentinian.....When AC Milan won in 2007.....the whole of Milan crowd celebrated it in spite they have foreign players like brazillian Kaka, Swedish Shevchenko and all dat.........still these cities celebrated as their own boy........still the UEFA Champions League is a domestic tournament..........So why shudn't Kolkata do ?????????

  • on May 30, 2012, 3:32 GMT

    They deserve the win, As for the celebrations.... well tha'ts their way of doing it.

  • Riderstorm on May 30, 2012, 3:31 GMT

    It is good to celebrate the hard earned victory. But, the ceremony was way over the top with politicians taking precedence over the cricketers who were actually felicitated.

  • on May 30, 2012, 2:06 GMT

    yes....celebration is part of achievement of success, which they got. Whats the point of celebrating if there is no rally like this, yes cheer uppppp, the cup belongs to bengal......cheep up.....yes.....those who jealous abt celebration, whose teams r looser...

  • msaurav on May 30, 2012, 2:00 GMT

    THis is kolkata and this is IPL boss. Nothing great like this . Reading the above comments people are jealous (chennai) of our win .This is how we celebrate and chennai people doesnt know how to celebrate .IPL WILL TAKE OVER world cricket for sure in past 5 years. We enjoy it .We pay respect to our players and give them what they deserve after passing though torrid times.Well done kolkata. And peoiple should also not forget the contributions of BEngal cricketers.The wining shot was played was played by an bengal cricketer only and in the semi final laxmi played an crucial knock , also an bengal player and also debabrata das also finished many games for us.So Chennai fans MIND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on May 30, 2012, 1:39 GMT

    so true @ Madabhushi. Agreed with you.

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on May 30, 2012, 0:49 GMT

    I heard the celebrations will now move to Delhi, SA, NZ, Baroda, Trinidad and even (hold your breath) Chennai where Balaji is from.. After that the cup will go to Dhaka, home of Shakib-al-Hasan where it rightfully will rest forever.

  • on May 30, 2012, 0:29 GMT

    What had Kolkatta to do with the team which won the IPL finals at Chennai? Except the word Kolkatta in its name. As one correctly pointed out, do they give even a token recognition to their own Ranji team? If they had, they would have produced more Saurav Gangulies to represent India. That is real love for Cricket. Real love for West Bengal Cricket. (BY the way, congrats to Gautam his marvelous team, and all the support staff). I don't understand the great kudos to SRK. he was like any investor who had money to invest in a business, restructured the business, whwn it wasn't going places', and reaped the 'profits'. Yes, I can understand, if he is congratulated for his business acumen. Yes, he was the "Best Franchise OWNER", among the 11 set of owners. Period)

  • on May 30, 2012, 0:28 GMT

    toV Karthik:

    Rajasthan n Hyderabad won bcoz of an Aussie, CSK bcoz of someone from Jharkhand, thats the flavor of IPL! Moreover, it's the people's choice.....People in Calcutta are crazy about sport be it cricket or football, board a local train from Sealdah after a Mohanbagan vs eastbengal match and you will understand. #spiritofCalcutta

  • on May 30, 2012, 0:06 GMT

    Changing Ganguly lifted the team up and that helped them to get IPL. People looked happy with teams performance. Congrats to Kallis, Naraine and "Dear Sakib".

  • on May 29, 2012, 22:29 GMT

    @ Vkarthik : its so called IPL no matter where are you from.... don't think so weird.

  • on May 29, 2012, 21:58 GMT

    well done kkr v-good victory,season,and support staff,the only issue i have is this would the foreign players be allowed to play for their champion league team? great competition,remind me off the sandford version caribbean style.

  • on May 29, 2012, 21:36 GMT

    i dont understand why ppl bashing them for celebrating.....why should it matter if most player are not from west bengal... the players were selected by the team and in return they played their heart out and won...it should nt matter were they are from. In america we have this thing called NFL which is a domestic league just like the IPL with different team and their players are from all over the country playing for their team and when a team wins the city the team's from celebrates just like that. So to be on point it shouldnt matter where the player is from. If the player is playing for the team that means that they are play for a single objective which is winning. KKR deserves to celebrate and every player deserves to celebrate weather he is from west bengal or not. Its not exaggeration its purely human nature. :)

  • hasib9 on May 29, 2012, 21:24 GMT

    Kolkata is like a second home to most Bangladeshi people. We the Bengalis built the city together. Despite the religious differences, east and west Bengalis are the same people of the same ancestors. I'm glad to see KKR won and also glad to see west Bengalis support the Bangladesh cricket team.

  • on May 29, 2012, 20:58 GMT

    shakib has proved his love towards kolkata..as it should be. he is also a bengali and he played from his heart..

  • VivTheKing on May 29, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    Thoroughly deserving celebration. After all, which No1 test team had 10 straight losses in the history of cricket.

  • desiboy454 on May 29, 2012, 20:05 GMT

    Very well deserved for KKR, and the way SRK celebrated, it meant a lot to him. For those saying why kolkata celebrated this, this team represents them, even though only 3 players are from there. Its a domestic, sport, there's no requirement for everyone to be from there. Even in ranji throphy players shift teams. And for people saying why is it celebrated so much, its only celebrates in 1 city, when New york yankees won the world series in baseball.. also a domestic competition, they had a parade in NYC.. Trust me a lot more expensive then this one. SO let a bunch of players who deserved to win as a team enjoy!

  • Sunil_Canada on May 29, 2012, 20:05 GMT

    Guys, if you dont understand dont talk. Do you know the established ice hockey, basketball, baseball, American football, soccer leagues called NHL, NBA, AFL, EPL iin America & Europe. Most teams have few players from the city. Players are from all around the world. People there support their teams & celebrate victory in more wild way that KKR did for IPL win. You support the team irrespective of who is playing. Let me give you an example. I have always been Mohan Bagan supporter where players from Nigeria & from other states of India plays. I also liked Baichung Bhutia a lot. But just becasue Bhutia moved to East Bengal I did not switch my loyalty to East Bengal. The support for the team remains irrespective of players. If Gauti moves to RCB & Dhoni joins KKR, it would not matter, KKR fans would celebrate KKR victory irrespective of players. Same is true for socce league is Europe. If you are Manchester United fan U reamin their fan for life irrespective of players.

  • Vkarthik on May 29, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    It is weird to see the way they celebrate a trivial win like IPL win. They have to celebrate Ranji trophy win like this. This team hardly had any bengal players. Even those who played didn't exactly set the IPL ablaze. A delhi boy and west indian dude together took the side all the way to final.

  • karan1609 on May 29, 2012, 17:45 GMT

    I dont understand why Kolkata is celebrating....if you look at the teamsheet of KKR, one would find only 3 out of 18 players from Kolkata(West Bengal).

  • RIZAN18 on May 29, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    A very well deserved victory for KKR's and SRK, They were united and rose at the right time to shut the mouths of all critics

  • venbas on May 29, 2012, 17:03 GMT

    Good that KKR won...or else Didi might blame the Maoists conspiracy for the defeat!!!

  • RIZAN18 on May 29, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    Well deserved victory for KKR's, Happy for SRK now he can sleep peacefully and forget the wankede stadium issue

  • on May 29, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    It is absolutely ridiculous. Is it a world cup. It is only a domestic competition. Public money is wasted to the core. General public is put to hardship.

  • khaledys2 on May 29, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    its like winning a world cup or so. well anyways well deserved title for bengal. hope they win champions league t20 too. well done kkr welldone ipl. it has been a great show that even euro cup is fading a bit for me lol

  • VJGS on May 29, 2012, 16:22 GMT

    Well if you had seen the ceremony on TV, I'm sure that you'll think that the celebrations were a bit too much, especially for Kolkata - Only place in India where Football is the most favorite sport.

  • on May 29, 2012, 16:11 GMT

    Excellent performance was in all through the tournament. Now they can deserve this celebration.

  • skepticaloptimist on May 29, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    Good, they've waited for a long time. They deserved it. Although I supported the MI for the trophy, I must say, no one deserved it more than KKR did, for both their consistency in the league matches and performance in the knockouts. Congrats, Kolkata, and cherish it.

  • Amit-Roy on May 29, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    Shakib certainly considers Kolkata his second home.

  • sanay1988 on May 29, 2012, 15:34 GMT

    KKR definitely deserved such a grand victory parade.They have played exceptionally well and deserve the recognition.The people of Kolkata have once again shown that they recognize true champions by turning out in such huge numbers.

  • thebrownie on May 29, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    Yeah right. They won the world cup and went to the top of the test ranking. They totally deserve this.

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    where shakib now.........???

  • on May 29, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    srk waited 5 years for this moment

  • on May 29, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    Thats good by the way ... Cricket is following in the steps of football ... When will we see a fierce rivalry in cricket like Barca vs Madrid ..

    Hope the game gets globalized .. And club cricket does that more than international cricket

  • on May 29, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    is it reeal necesary?? i dont see this happened in Chennai ...:)

  • on May 29, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    They havent won any WORLDCUP ... Seemed like exaggeration... Does Ranji trophy receives same response ??

  • Jishnu.v.v on May 29, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    Congrats to KKR... They were the best team in IPL other than DD. But really liked the fight given by CSK till the last over. i am a CSK fan but i am happy KKR also won because Gambhir dedicated the win to Balaji who is one my favorite unsung heroes

  • Noball_Specialist on May 29, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    Any pictures of this? Would be excellent.

  • on May 29, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    wowowowowoow gr8 2 see KKR bagging da IPL

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  • on May 29, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    wowowowowoow gr8 2 see KKR bagging da IPL

  • Noball_Specialist on May 29, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    Any pictures of this? Would be excellent.

  • Jishnu.v.v on May 29, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    Congrats to KKR... They were the best team in IPL other than DD. But really liked the fight given by CSK till the last over. i am a CSK fan but i am happy KKR also won because Gambhir dedicated the win to Balaji who is one my favorite unsung heroes

  • on May 29, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    They havent won any WORLDCUP ... Seemed like exaggeration... Does Ranji trophy receives same response ??

  • on May 29, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    is it reeal necesary?? i dont see this happened in Chennai ...:)

  • on May 29, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    Thats good by the way ... Cricket is following in the steps of football ... When will we see a fierce rivalry in cricket like Barca vs Madrid ..

    Hope the game gets globalized .. And club cricket does that more than international cricket

  • on May 29, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    srk waited 5 years for this moment

  • on May 29, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    where shakib now.........???

  • thebrownie on May 29, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    Yeah right. They won the world cup and went to the top of the test ranking. They totally deserve this.

  • sanay1988 on May 29, 2012, 15:34 GMT

    KKR definitely deserved such a grand victory parade.They have played exceptionally well and deserve the recognition.The people of Kolkata have once again shown that they recognize true champions by turning out in such huge numbers.