(From left) Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and Ab de Villiers are all set to steal the show for Kolkata fans    BCCI
(From left) Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and Ab de Villiers are all set to steal the show for Kolkata fans BCCI

As the City of Joy gets set for a cracker of a contest between Virat Kohli‘s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and former two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), , Kolkata is already buzzing with the arrival of cricketing superstars in the form of Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. KKR will take on RCB in Match 27 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday. Eden Gardens is expected to witness a split crowd as well as an even support for both the sides. Moreover, it is also a battle of the two Delhi boys, who are the skipper of the respective IPL sides, which undoubtedly sets the bar high. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Match 27 at Eden Gardens

“It’s like a wedding function since we have arrived here at the team hotel. Our team bus has been chased from the hotel and at the ground while entering for practice it was crazy. Especially for the big three,” said a Bangalore spokesperson. Meanwhile, an office bearer from the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) said, “This has been the case every time RCB play here. The Kolkata crowd loves their cricket and they understand the level of these players and their pedigree. There is that fan-boying that is unmistakable.”

Talking about the match, a fan was quoted as saying by IANS, “The match has come to Eden at the right time.” Another fan said, “I am a Kolkatan and support KKR. But today, as a cricket lover, I am here to witness the magic of Gayle and Virat. It doesn’t matter who wins ..