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 When we don't win three seasons in a row, there's an opportunity to rebuild. I understand Kolkata felt they deserved better and when they got an opportunity to rebuild the team, they wanted to bring in some fresh faces. 
— Sourav Ganguly saying KKR lacks confidence in the team / February 07, 2011
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 I felt there was panic every time we lost. There was panic among the owners, panic among the players. But you need continuity in a team to deliver, like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. 
— Sourav Ganguly saying KKR lacks confidence in the team / February 07, 2011
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 Shah Rukh Khan spoke to me about a possible role as mentor. I don't think Kolkata Knight Riders needs a mentor. I see no role there, 
— Sourav Ganguly denies an offer to mentor Kolkata Knight Riders / February 07, 2011
 We struggled with batting last year, so we've tried to reinforce it this year. Three guys have gone well so far, so I think it's been a good move. If you can get as many runs as possible, you give yourself a good chance with the ball. It's a real luxury to have so many good players that you can just select the ones that are in good form at the time. 
— Brendon McCullum on having the likes of Chris Gayle, Brad Hodge, Owais Shah and Sourav Ganguly in the team / March 18, 2010
 We have five bowlers with Brad Hodge and Laxmi Ratan Shukla. Probably we could have bowled Hodge a few more overs. 
— Sourav Ganguly when asked if his team missed a specialist fifth bowler / March 16, 2010

 There were a lot of suggestions (following the team's poor performance in the first two seasons). Juhi (Chawla) said ‘let's change the colour'. But I don't think anyone in the team is superstitious. I do pray, and we say prayers in the dressing room before every match. But the players know it's about performance. Actually, when you lose, you want to change every thing and start afresh. 
— Shahrukh Khan on the color change in team's jersey / March 07, 2010
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 John was a good coach, but I think communication (between him and the players) was a problem. We decided to change the coach in the best interest of the team. I felt sad to see him go. Probably, it was due to the language or the age factor. But Dav has worked with the Sri Lankan and Bangladesh teams and also been with the National Cricket Academy. So, communication has improved this time. 
— Shahrukh Khan when asked if Dav Whatmore is a better coach than John Buchanan / March 07, 2010