For the first four years of IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders failed to reach even the finals of the premier tournament even as co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was always in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Then Gautam Gambhir captained KKR to two title victories in 2012 and 2014.
By Sunil Rajguru
The author is a Bangalore-based journalist and blogger. He blogs here