The 12th edition of IPL kickstarts on Saturday with defending champions Chennai Super Kings locking horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. While all the CSK and RCB fans are eagerly awaiting this clash, the Kolkata Knight Riders fans are also not lagging behind in supporting their team.
Two die-hard fans of KKR Dipan Sen and Somnath Biswas (UNITED VLOGGERS) took to Twitter for sharing their experiences of watching KKR's practice session live at the iconic Eden Gardens.
The video created such a good impression that the 'Badshah of Bollywood' and the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to compliment the duo.
In this video the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly can be seen entering inside the stadium after greeting an official. Then the two youngsters Sen and Biswas let the viewers know that they have purchased the tickets to watch the KKR team practice. The duo then let everyone know that they are already seated inside the Eden Gardens along with a couple of other friends. The KKR team bus arrives and out come the 'Purple Army' for having a good practice out in the middle. KKR's coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich lead their players to the stadium. West Indian all-rounder Andre Russel and young Indian sensation Shubman Gill are all set to hit the nets. Meanwhile, the fans are seen to be waiting patiently to get inside the stadium and get a glimpse of their favourite players. They are then informed that the Gate number is changed but still it does not puncture the spirits of these fans as they throng inside the stadium that had hosted a World Cup Final in 1987 and a World T20 Final in 2016. While the practice session is in progress, the fans erupt in joy as they see the star Australian batsman Chris Lynn indulging in some fielding practice. Shubman Gill and West Indian all-rounder Sunil Narine are seen batting at the nets.
Even though it is a practice session, the partisan fans are encouraging the players with 'KKR' chants. Sen and Biswas then let the viewers know about where they will be seated when the duo will go there once again for the opening match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 24.