Tim Cook landed in Mumbai and paid a visit to the famous Siddhivinayak Temple © Getty Images (File Photo)
Tim Cook landed in Mumbai and paid a visit to the famous Siddhivinayak Temple © Getty Images (File Photo)

Kanpur: Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook landed here to get a taste of an IPL cricket match between Gujarat Lions (GL) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), this evening on invitation from League chairman Rajeev Shukla. “I had personally invited Cook to watch an IPL match and I am glad that he has accepted my invitation,” Shukla told PTI on Thursday. The Apple CEO is on a four-day visit to India where he is expected during which he is expected to meet to meet a host of political leaders, industrialists and top celebrities The 55-year-old Cook landed in Mumbai and paid a visit to the famous Siddhivinayak Temple. He had also dropped in at a private party organised by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is also the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Match 51 at Kanpur

New franchise and hosts Gujarat Lions (GL), take on former champions and visitors Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 51 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Thursday. KKR have been in planetary form this season, as they have managed to maintain their position in the top phase of the league table, throughout the tournament so far. As for GL, they too have been in fair form ever since the start of the tournament, and too have more or less maintained their position in the top four phase of the table, as both the teams look to extend their lead at the table top with a win. GL vs KKR, IPL 2016, Match 51 at Kanpur, Preview: KKR aim to claim top spot back

GL lost their previous tie to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by a massive margin of 144 runs as RCB posted a mammoth total of 248, while GL were bundled for mere 104 in pursuit of the chase. The humongous defeat took a toll on their run rate. KKR, on the other hand, were handed a loss in their previous tie against the very same team, as RCB steered to a comfortable 9-wicket win over the hosts, despite the hosts putting up a decent and challenging total of 183 on the board.