How Shah Rukh robbed KKR of Kolkata glory

Chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee (L) holds the IPL Twenty20 champion's trophy with Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan (R) during celebrations in front of the Writers Building in Kolkata on May 29, 2012. Kolkata Knight Riders claimed victory in the annual IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament final on May 27, beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. (AFP)

“Korbo lorbo jitbo”, KKR's anthem, blared out aloud across Eden Gardens and Kolkata for most part of the day, as the city turned purple and gold to celebrate Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL win.

Enthralling 70,000-odd ecstatic fans at Eden Gardens as well as the Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, Shah Rukh Khan seemed to be super-excited with KKR’s victory.

Braving the heat, the franchise co-owner burst out into impromptu jigs. His energy matched the Chief Minister’s enthusiasm, which saw the crowd jumping to their feet.

Kolkata Knight Riders players and officials ride on a truck with the tournament trophy during a victory procession to the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 29, 2012, following their victory in this year's IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament. Kolkata Knight Riders claimed victory in the annual IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament final on May 27, beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. (AFP)

A victory procession of KKR to the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, following their victory in this year's IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament. Kolkata Knight Riders claimed victory in the annual IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament final on May 27. (AFP)

Chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee (C) holds the IPL Twenty20 champion's trophy with Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir (2L) as teammates and officials look on during celebrations in front of the Writers Building in Kolkata on May 29, 2012. Kolkata Knight Riders claimed victory in the annual IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament final on May 27, beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. (AFP)

Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee (front-L), along with Shah Rukh Khan, owner of IPL cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders (CL), captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, Gautam Gamvir (CR) and actress Juhi Chawla (front-R) hold up the IPL Twenty20 champion's trophy during celebrations in front of the Writers Building in Kolkata on May 29, 2012. The Knight Riders' victory in the tournament final on May 27 was their first success in the IPL, an annual Twenty20 cricket tournament which pulls in huge audiences across India with its blend of hard-hitting cricket and Bollywood-style entertainment. (AFP)

Shah Rukh Khan, owner of IPL cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders, holds up the IPL Twenty20 champion's trophy during celebrations in front of the Writers Building in Kolkata on May 29, 2012. Kolkata Knight Riders claimed victory in the annual IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament final on May 27, beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. (AFP)

Owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan (C) acknowledges the crowd during victory celebrations following the Kolkata Knight Riders winning the IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 29, 2012. Kolkata Knight Riders claimed victory in the annual IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament final on May 27, beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. (AFP)

Owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan (C) dances with official during victory celebrations following the Kolkata Knight Riders winning the IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 29, 2012. Kolkata Knight Riders claimed victory in the annual IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament final on May 27, beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. (AFP)

Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate their victory in the IPL Twenty20 cricket final match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at The M.A.Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 27, 2012. (AFP)

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