In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) players will wear the green and maroon colours of Mohun Bagan, the legendary Indian football club. It won’t be a daydream because it will actually happen at Eden Gardens. How close are KKR to the cricket fans in Kolkata? This query might come up.
Shah Rukh Khan is, without a doubt, the most popular man in Kolkata. It makes sense that Kolkata would be proud of its squad. However, when MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli respectively represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the City of Joy, the fans in Kolkata were divided. Sanjeev Goenka, the Bengali owner of the Lucknow Super Giants (SLG), has now devised yet another genius plan.
Eden Gardens have struggled to garner home support this season in IPL
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans painted Eden in yellow throughout the current season as a tribute to MS Dhoni, abandoning KKR’s gold and purple. On May 20, if anything similar occurs once more at Eden, it won’t be shocking if public opinion is once more divided. Mohun Bagan’s official colours are green and maroon.
It’s important to remember that Sanjeev Goenka is the same person who owns both Mohun Bagan and LSG. Therefore, for the people of Kolkata, the colours of everlasting feelings are green and maroon. On May 20, LSG will compete wearing a jersey like Mohun Bagan’s at Eden Gardens.
Lucknow still has a chance to advance to the IPL playoffs, although KKR’s possibilities are almost over. The KKR vs LSG match is already fantastic in and of itself. It’s because Gautam Gambhir, the Super Giants’ coach, gave KKR two IPL titles while serving as the captain.
Next Saturday, Lucknow will visit Eden sporting the green-maroon kit! This is a brilliant move on the part of LSG owner Sanjeev Goenka. Mohun Bagan supporters will back Gambhir’s team when LSG faces KKR. Last year, ATK Mohun Bagan won the Indian Super League (ISL) championship. From the next season, the team will be known as Mohun Bagan Super Giants.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Ee kaa bawasir bana diye ho 😂😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/9bnge9RXpW
— Honest Cricket Fan (@HonestCricketF1) May 18, 2023
Great initiative by @LucknowIPL 👏
Cricket 🤝 Football#JoyMohunBagan
— Abhilash Banerjee (@abhilash_ba19) May 18, 2023
Joy Mohun Bagan 💚❤️
— Dipankar Ghosh (@Dipu8799) May 18, 2023
Reality is you guys don’t like your jersey colour and desperately want to try red 😀
— Nirmal Jyothi (@majornirmal) May 18, 2023
Get Pooran some Rasgulla @LucknowIPL 🤝🏻
— कट्टर कोहली- रैना भक्त (@im_abhishek73) May 18, 2023
Adab se harayenge mehmano ko aaaaoo to shi 😎🔥
— Rahman Enterprises (@Rahmanenterpris) May 18, 2023
Gazab chutiye franchise ho yar.. ye kya bawasir bana diye
— T K N Rout (@TKNRout) May 18, 2023
Lagta hai Paan khake jersey banayi hai 😍😅
— Ezhan (@izhan_026) May 18, 2023