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KKR launches a short film ahead of its first match titled ‘Covid Conqueror’

The Times of India logo The Times of India 20-09-2021 Gaurav Gupta
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MUMBAI: Aiming to capture the effect of Covid on the game and the players in their team, the Kolkata Knight Riders have made a short docu-film titled ‘The Covid Conqueror. The short film features batsman Nitish Rana, who was struck down by Covid-19 just before this year’s IPL, and other KKR players.

Rana, who fought Covid this year and made a spectacular comeback on the field, said: “Covid has affected everyone in different ways. I am just thankful to have come out of it healthy and have the opportunity to play the game. I missed the cheer of the KKR fans, which fueled all of us on and off the field. This film is a small effort to give the fans a genuine picture of what it means to be a team. I look forward to a great season this year, especially with fans cheering us from the stands. I am sure the energy will be electric.”

Venky Mysore, KKE CEO & MD, said, “KKR has one of the most loving and emotionally-charged fan communities; they have always supported us, be it through the highs or the lows. With the fans missing out on watching the games from the stands earlier, we have been striving to keep them regularly close to what’s going on in the KKR camp and hence began KKR Films. With fans back in the stands for the remaining season, it’s going to be a momentous occasion.”

This year, KKR has already released four films. The first was ‘Smooth Transition,’ the true story behind the mid-season change in captaincy from Dinesh Karthik to Eoin Morgan. Then, ‘Russell: The Knight of Eden,’ based on Andre Russell’s journey from a rookie cricketer to the T20 giant he has become at KKR. Third was ‘The Year of Change’, about how KKR played in the IPL bio-bubble in 2020 and more recently, & ‘We Are KKR,’ was an ode to the philosophy that runs the KKR family.

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