I used to love the show in the 80s. Micheal Knight and Kit were heroes in their own right and I used to follow their adventures week in week out. Micheal Knight then moved on from chasing bad men to chasing bikini clad women and Knight Rider died.
I heard recently that Knight Rider was relaunched and a pilot has been aired with Micheal Knight's son and a new Kit.
But a different kind of Knight Rider was launched in India today.
It was the launch of Shahrukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders!
Finally we have an interesting name from one of the IPL franchises. After Super Kings, Royal Challengers, Royals, and Indians; Knight Riders is a refreshing change. And who else than King Khan to come up with something like that.
Team owner Shahrukh Khan, Team captain Saurav Ganguly, and Team Coach John Buchanan launched the name, logo, jersey, mascot, and anthem of the Kolkata team today.
- The logo is a golden helmet.
- The jersey is in black and gold.
- The mascot is a tiger called 'Hoog Lee', which King SRK announced as "not Bruce Lee, not Brett Lee, but better than all the Lees".
- And the anthem is in bengali with the lyrics "Karbo, Larbo, Jeetbo Re". Translated that means "we will do it, fight it, and win it".
Trust the king of entertainment to make his team the most interesting one out of the lot!
A video of the anthem has also been shot and SRK joked about John Buchanan learning some Bollywood steps for it. I can't wait to get my hands on that video - apparently Shoaib Akhtar, Ganguly, and King Khan all make an appearance in it.
Watch out IPL teams, the Kolkata Knight Riders mean business and they are ready to Rock n Roll!!