Shreyas Iyer has been appointed the new captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, the franchise announced ahead of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League, which is expected to commence late in March. KKR snapped up Iyer at the 2022 mega auction last weekend for a whopping INR 12.25 Cr after an action-packed bidding war. The ex-Delhi Capitals skipper was let go ahead of the 2022 edition by the franchise that made its ultimate bid of INR 9.5 Cr to re-sign the dasher before putting down the peddle. Gujarat Titans swooped in late as well but KKR managed to pip other teams to the post to secure Iyer’s services.
ðŸš¨ Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, say hello ðŸ‘‹ to the NEW SKIPPER of the #GalaxyOfKnights
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 16, 2022