Jan 10, 2014
Kolkata Knight Riders have retained Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine as part of their player retention in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. With this selection, Kolkata will be left with 38 crores to spend during the IPL auctions.
— Kol Knight Riders (@KKRiders) January 10, 2014
Kolkata’s retentions were on expected lines. “Yes, Gambhir will be retained for the upcoming season. He has been an inspirational leader for KKR and retaining him also helps in maintaining the continuity for the franchise. The huge base of KKR fans have started relating with Gambhir and that’s a big factor towards retaining him,” an IPL official informed earlier. “As far as Sunil Narine is concerned, he has been a champion performer for the KKR in IPL. His wicket-taking ability and economy rate is there for everyone to see,” he added.
Narine also expressed his happiness over being retained by his team. Narine posted a tweet.
Very very happy to be retained by @KKRiders. I love the KKR family. I hope to keep repaying the faith shown in me.
— Sunil Narine (@SunilPNarine74) January 10, 2014
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