Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders won the 2014 IPL title. KKR skipper Gambhir, however, had a nightmarish start to the tournament. He recorded three consecutive ducks in first three matches for KKR. And in the fourth match, he scored just one run. So, Gambhir had scored just one run in first four matches for KKR in 2014 IPL.
Gambhir scored 335 runs @ 22.33 in 16 matches for KKR in 2014 IPL. However, Gambhir’s captaincy was of superior quality than his batting. He led Kolkata Knight Riders to the IPL title.
KKR won seven straight league matches in the second half of the tournament to qualify for the play-offs. They finished No 2 in the points table and defeated Kings XI Punjab in both Qualifier 1 and final to win the title. KKR won 9 straight matches to win the 2014 IPL title.