Today’s match is between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa lighted up the colours of Indian Premier League Franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), before their match against Mumbai Indians (MI). the world’s tallest building showcased a breathtaking LED display and honoured KKR by lighting up in their colours (purple and gold). There were faces of some of the top players of KKR, including the captain Dinesh Karthik. In the background, the music of KKR’s anthem, “Korbo Ladbo Jeetbo” was played.
The KKR shared the video on their official social media handles capturing the memorable moment. They captioned the video as “Before the fireworks tomorrow, here’s the curtain riser! We won’t stop, on our way to the top. Thank you @BurjKhalifa for lighting up in #KKR colours.”
When skipper of KKR Dinesh Karthik was asked about facing Mumbai Indians, he said that it good for his side that they are facing Rohit Sharma- led side so early in the tournament.
Karthik had said during a virtual press conference that “They (Mumbai Indians) have a team of world-class players, they are a strong lineup and the amount of IPL titles they have shown that. It’s good that we are playing Mumbai early in the tournament, every year is a different year, I am sure it will be a great game tomorrow.”
Kolkata has a poor head-to-head record against Mumbai. The two teams have played 25 matches against each other, out of which 19 have been won by Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai.
KKR has bolstered their line up with the addition of England skipper Eoin Morgan, Australian pacer Pat Cummins, USA pacer Ali Khan, and Australian spinner Chris Green. The side finished fifth in 2019 IPL and now it would be looking to go all the way.
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