It was the Last league match of KKR in 2008. We were already out of contention for a berth in the semifinals. But pratik sarkar , pranamita ray, gourab das and me being die hard KKR fans , decided to visit the Eden Gardens for the tie against Kings XI Punjab.
The going got tough while kkr chased a total in excess of 170 and lots of wickets fell. By the 15th over, we were 6 down and required a staggering 70 odd runs from 5overs. Crowd were already leaving anticipating a loss, and it was getting late , but our inner spirits told us we should stay . Boy , we did stay on and saw the match of our lives !
First it was Umar gul who thrashed James Hopes into the stands for consecutive sixes . Then Sourav Ganguly took his turn to loft piyush chawla for his trademark "bapi bari ja" shots ! By the time Irfan pathan came on to bowl the last over, we had shouted ourselves hoarse . Some more screams were to come from us as Dada smashed the first two balls from Irfan for two mammoth sixes ,and then took a run to complete the victory.
We had gone wild with ecstacy . I still get goosebumps when i remember the night , as we stayed on till the presentation ceremony , and finally sang KORBO LORBO JEETBO all the way to our home . We even acceded to the exorbitant prices charged by the taxi driver , as we reached home well past midnight !