The embarrassment, received to the Bengal Tiger is all out in streets of Bengal in the form of violent protest. Kolkata Knight Riders' co-owner Shah Rukh Khan said that leaving out former India captain Sourav Ganguly from the team was a decision taken by the "cricketing brains" of the franchise and not by him.
Ganguly, state icon of West Bengal and who captained KKR in the inaugural and 2009 season, was completely ignored in two rounds of players' auction for the fourth edition.
Khan said the team, which has bought Gautam Gambhir for mind boggling Rs 11 crore, cannot be about one individual.
"Dada is like my younger brother. The team does not consist of one or two people. It is a team of 20. We used to feel very bad about our loss. We have even cried when we didn't win in India as well as in South Africa.
"We only want to win the championship for Kolkata. We all want to do that including Dada. We have to put sadness, issues and thoughts behind sometimes to achieve a goal. We all have to make some sacrifices we understand that," he told a news channel.
- IANS Inputs
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