Here’s a proud moment for all the Kolkata Knight Riders fans. The World’s tallest building ‘Burj Khalifa’ welcomed the IPL franchise by lighting up the building in KKR colours.
This is indeed a historic moment for India as well as Cricket fans. With this Kolkata Knight Riders becomes the only IPL team to get this grand welcome from the iconic building.
The official Twitter account of Kolkata Knight Riders tweeted, “شكران 🙌🏽
Before the fireworks tomorrow, here’s the curtain raiser! We won’t stop, on our way to the 🔝
Thank you @BurjKhalifa for lighting up in #KKR colours.
What a welcome to the UAE tonight! 💜
#KKRHaiTaiyaar #IPL2020 #Dream11IPL #BurjKhalifa”
Before the fireworks tomorrow, here's the curtain raiser! We won't stop, on our way to the 🔝
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 22, 2020
Earlier Burj Khalifa also paid tribute to Bollywood Icon Shah Rukh Khan, who is also the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders on his 54th Birthday by displaying his name on the building. This certainly proves the respect and love Shah Rukh Khan has earned globally in all these years.
In the official released video, you could see the Burj Khalifa building is lit up in purple colour displaying KKR players with background song of the team’s anthem “Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re”.
Kolkata Knight Riders are set to begin their IPL campaign on 23rd September where they will take on the defending champion Mumbai Indians on Abu Dhabi. Before the match this kind grand gesture will surely help the team and the credit for this goes to Global Icon Shah Rukh Khan.
KKR is one of the successful franchises of the tournament. Kolkata Knight Riders lifted two IPL trophies under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir in 2012 and 2014. The franchise will be again aiming to lift the trophy for the third time this year.
Since the news broke out, twitter is flooded with congratulatory messages for the team and it’s owners. KKR fans are celebrating this moment and why not this is something that would be cherished by each and every fan for lifetime