Tue, 29 May 2012 14:00:48 GMT | By Rajesh Viswanathan, India Syndicate

Kolkataveri rules as KKR celebrate big time. Mamata steals the show

Dhitang dhitang bole. It was a special Tuesday in Kolkata as thousands gathered on the streets to welcome their champions home. Kolkata Knight Riders were felicitated by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in a grand celebration at the Eden Gardens. Nearly 1 lakh fans assembled at the historic venue to cheer their champions. Scroll below to check out the events as they unfolded


Live Coverage: KKR’s victory march in Kolkata

14:00 -Kolkata dances to their own version of 'We are the champions.' Meanwhile, Mamata comes up with another bouncer. She calls SRK, 'our tiger.' Well, as Kolkata continues to celebrate in a big way, time for us to say goodbye. It was one grand felicitation ceremony. At least I haven't seen anything like this before in India. There are critics who are already questioning whether this is a political victory march or a cricketing victory march. But, that definitely does not take anything away from the mood Kolkata has been in since winning the IPL-5 on Sunday. Win is a win and that's all matters in sport.

Thank you for joining us for this special coverage from Kolkata. Hope you enjoyed it. We will be packaging a special gallery from Kolkata shortly. Stay tuned and keep checking out all our specials here on MSN India to get your daily dose from the world of news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and a whole lot more. For the moment, it is goodbye from all of us.

13.50: And, the big moment. Mamata had promised to greet the team with the special 'Sandesh' cake and here it is. The trophy is kept on the massive cake. Crowd goes crazy as SRK, Mamata and Gambhir jointly cut the massive cake. Out of the blue, in comes Jaggu Dada, Jagmohan Dalmiya to a rousing reception. They still love him so much in Bengal.

Twitter has been abuzz since morning thanks to this unprecedented scenes in Kolkata.

Chennai Super Kings Fans tweets: Why this Kolkataveri Di?

13.40 pm - Mamata, Mamata and it is all about Mamata. She is sharing her thoughts, controlling the crowd and is certainly calling the shots. Event managers must be going through a tough time for sure. The team takes a victory lap of honour around Eden Gardens and here we have SRK controlling the crowds.

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