The Kolkata Knight Riders franchise has just announced the new captain for the 11th season of Indian Premier League. The well experienced Robin Uthappa announced as the new captain of the team. Uthappa is with the Kolkata Knight Riders team since 2014.
As we all know that, the previous captain Gautam Gambhir released by the franchise, as he eagerly want to playing for the Delhi Daredevils. The two times champion team applied Right to Match card in the 2018 IPL players’ auction on Uthappa to bought for Rs 6.4 crore.
Uthappa said,”Of course, I am. I’ll be honored if the opportunity came along but it’s for the think-tank to decide — whatever role they want me to take, I’ll give my 110 percent. Adding value to my team as a cricketer is crucial to my game”.
“The initial five or six years of the IPL, I moved around a lot, so for me to find one place I could call home was important. The people back in Kolkata are absolutely fantastic, they’ve treated me with so much love and care. Even the team management has stood by me right from the time I joined them.”
“(Shubman) Gill has got a very strong game, I think he’s a naturally aggressive player. And he looks very versatile at this point in time. Obviously, the variations and pace (in IPL) are going to be different — it’ll be five or 10 clicks faster. It’s about acclimatizing to the conditions but I feel these guys will do great because of the kind of exposure they’ve had at such a young age. The next few years are going to be strong years for KKR,” he added.