Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta, and Red Chilies Entertainment are the KKR owners for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League. The Men in Gold and Purple happen to be the third-most successful team in the history of the T20 league.
The Knights struggled in the first three editions where they failed to go through beyond the league stages. But once Gautam Gambhir joined them, their fortunes took a turn. In 2011, he led KKR to the playoffs for the first time, although they couldn’t go beyond that.
2012 was a breakthrough year for the Knights, who won the IPL for the first time. They defeated then two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, also known as the Chepauk.
In 2014, Gambhir gave KKR their second IPL title after beating the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the final. Manish Pandey’s knock under pressure outclassed Wriddhiman Saha’s stupendous century. After being with the team for seven seasons, Gambhir moved to the Delhi Capitals in 2018.
In the same year, Gambhir also announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Gambhir also remains their leading run-scorer in the IPL with over 3000 runs. Since 2018, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Shreyas Iyer, and Nitish Rana have captained KKR. In 2021, Morgan led KKR to the final where they lost to MS Dhoni’s CSK at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Rana is currently leading the Knights in the 2023 edition after Iyer was ruled out due to injury. Whether or not KKR manage to get their hands on the IPL trophy under Rana remains to be seen.
The Knights have depended heavily on two of their key all-rounders, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. Rinku Singh has emerged as a bright prospect after playing the match-winning hand against the Gujarat Titans.
The team also roped in the likes of Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur and Litton Das ahead of the season.
Kolkata Knight Riders Owner | Team Details
|Team Name||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Current Owner||Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta and Red Chilies Entertainment|
|Assistant Coach||Abhishek Nayar|
|Talent Scouting & Player Acquisitions||AR Srikkanth|
|Bowling Coach||Bharat Arun|
|Strength and Conditioning Coach||Chris Donaldson|
|Assistant Coach||James Foster|
|Assistant Bowling Coach||Omkar Salvi|
|Fielding Coach||Ryan Ten Doeschate|
|Team Manager||Wayne Bentley|
|Assistant Physio||Abhishek Sawant|
|Team Doctor||Dr Srikanth Narayanswamy|
|Team Analyst||Nathan Leamon|
|Head Physiotherapist||Prashanth Panchada|
|Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach||Sagar V|
Who is the KKR Owner in IPL 2023?
Back in 2008, Red Chilies Entertainment bought the Knight Riders franchise for a price of $75.09, equivalent to INR 2.98 billion and is the KKR owner. The firm is owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan in partnership with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta. Venky Mysore is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the team since 2010.
Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla have often been seen cheering for the Knight Riders from the stands. Recently, Shah Rukh’s daughter Suhana Khan was also seen giving away awards after an IPL match.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team Brand Value
How Much Do Kolkata Knight Riders’ Owners Earn?
The valuation of the Knight Riders is $1.1 billion, according to a report published in Forbes in 2022. Since 2009, the Knights have witnessed a growth of 82 percent, third to Mumbai Indians’ 99 and Chennai Super Kings’ 82. It can be said that the KKR owners have done an excellent job in taking the team forward.
Back in a report published in Forbes, KKR had a revenue of $41.2 million in 2022. Their operating income stood at $14.1 million. Shah Rukh Khan holds a 55 percent stake in KKR and earns an approximate revenue of INR 448 crores.
Kolkata Knight Riders Sponsors in IPL 2023
Principal Partners: My Fab 11, BKT
Associate Sponsors: Lux Cozi, JOY, Money 9, Jio, ACKO, Royal Green, SRMB
Official Partners: Thums Up, BOAT, MIO Amore, HRX, BIRA, AMUL Organic
Licensing Partners: The Souled Store, LIT.AF.IN, EUME, Fancode Shop, Fever FM, 94.3 Radio One, The Telegraph, SAMPARK
Heath Partner: Woodlands Hospital
(Source: Kolkata Knight Riders)