10. Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel was one of the best pacers of his time. Any team would die to have the Proteas seamer in their XI. However, despite having a good stint with KKR, they decided to release him ahead of the 2017 IPL auctions.
9. Ryan Ten Doeschate
In the 29 games Ten has played for KKR, he has scored as many as 326 runs. His batting average and strike rate are 23.29 and 138.732 respectively. He also has a miserly economy rate of 7.23 with the ball in his 10 innings.
8. Yusuf Pathan
Despite not being at his best for KKR in his first few seasons for them, he was backed and came good later on. He has won many matches for them all by himself. The hard hitter played as many as 7 seasons for the Knights.
7. Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey was one of their key players from 2014 to 2017 and use to bat at the crucial number 3 position. He has scored as many as 1270 runs for KKR which includes 6 fifties.
6. Umesh Yadav
He was even a part of their successful campaign in 2014 and played an instrumental role in winning the title. The Vidarbha pacer has picked 48 wickets for the Knights across 4 seasons
5. Chris Lynn
It was in 2017 where Lynn unleashed his carnage. Although he did win a match for the Knight Riders with his fielding way back in 2014, it was only in 2017 when he truly lit the IPL with his fireworks.
4. Brendon McCullum
Baz has been synonymous with the franchise post his retirement as he is now their coach. However, despite all his contributions as a player, he was released in 2014. CSK then ended up purchasing him during the IPL 2014 auctions.
3. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir is unarguably one of the greatest KKR players of all time. He transformed the franchise from a laughing stock to an absolute champion side. He was their skipper for 7 seasons.
2. Suryakumar Yadav
He was initially with KKR. He represented the Knight Riders from 2014 to 2017. Back then, he was assigned the role of a finisher. Thus, he used to bat down the order.
1. Chris Gayle
Letting go of a peak Gayle is nothing short of an absolute brain fade. While one can say that Gayle wasn’t at his best for KKR, releasing him back then was still a preety poor move