IPL 2012 May 28, 2012

'Mission accomplished'

ESPNcricinfo staff
Reactions to Kolkata Knight Riders' victory over Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling IPL final

"There is only one word that comes to my mind. Mission accomplished."
Gautam Gambhir, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, after leading his team to its first IPL title

"Kolkata Knight Riders are deserving winners. Chennai Super Kings never seemed as consistently good as the Knights."
Sourav Ganguly, Pune Warriors captain, congratulates the Kolkata franchise

"We have been resilient. We knew we would win because we have worked hard in the season. This [win] is the most memorable thing for everybody at Kolkata Knight Riders."
Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of the Knight Riders franchise

"What a great finish to Season 5. Great last ball and over finishes."
Lalit Modi, former IPL chairman, on Twitter

"They've played an excellent final. We said at half-time, if they get 190 and win it, then fair play to them."
Stephen Fleming , Chennai Super Kings coach, says that Knight Riders controlled the chase perfectly

"KKR had said they would give Kolkata a team that could win them the IPL. They did."
Harsha Bhogle, television commentator, on Twitter

"It was an amazing effort; wonderful partnership from Jacques Kallis and Manvinder Bisla. It just feels very sweet."
Brett Lee, Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler, revels in the win

"Never nice to lose but we did well to get here. Well done KKR. They were consistently the best team through the IPL."
Faf du Plessis, Chennai Super Kings batsman, was disappointed at the loss in the finals

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  • on May 28, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    Oh Holy Awesomeness is KKR and this Final =D!

  • on May 28, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    Oh Holy Awesomeness is KKR and this Final =D!

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  • on May 28, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    Oh Holy Awesomeness is KKR and this Final =D!