IPL 2024: Gautam Gambhir returns as mentor of KKR

Gautam Gambhir will now focus on making the team a champion with coach Chandrakant Pandit for IPL 2024.

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IPL 2024: Gautam Gambhir returns as mentor of KKR

Gambhir's two-year association with Lucknow Super Giants came to an end. Image- Cricket.com

Former Indian team opener Gautam Gambhir has rejoined the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders after quitting his role as mentor of Lucknow Super Giants. KKR has roped in Gambhir as a mentor for the IPL 2024 season. KKR CEO Venky Mysore confirmed this on Wednesday.

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Gautam Gambhir rejoined Kolkata Knight Riders, this time as mentor. Image- The Quint
Gautam Gambhir rejoined Kolkata Knight Riders, this time as mentor. Image- The Quint

Gautam Gambhir will now focus on making the team a champion with coach Chandrakant Pandit for IPL 2024. Under his captaincy, Gautam Gambhir made Kolkata Knight Riders the IPL champion in 2012 and 2014. Under Gambhir, KKR also qualified for the playoffs five times and reached the final of the 2014 Champions League.

This former batsman of the Indian cricket team played cricket for Kolkata Knight Riders from IPL 2011 to IPL 2017, but he returned to the Delhi team in IPL 2018, after which he also retired from IPL. Now Gambhir stays with the team in IPL as a mentor.

Gambhir worked with Lucknow Super Giants ever since the inception of the KL Rahul-led side in 2022. Under the mentorship of Gambhir, the Lucknow team was at number-3 in the points table of IPL 2022, whereas in IPL 2023 also, this team finished its league stage at number-3.

Now Gautam Gambhir has left Lucknow and joined his old and most successful team Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2024. In such a situation, it has to be seen what changes take place in the Kolkata team after the return of its oldest and most successful leader.

Gautam Gambhir posted a heartfelt note after quitting his role as Lucknow Super Giants captain. "As I announce the end of my impeccable journey with Lucknow Super Giants, I am filled with love and immense gratitude towards all the players, coaches, support staff and every individual who has made this journey memorable," Gambhir said in a parting statement.

"I would like to thank Dr. Sanjiv Goenka for his inspiring leadership while creating this remarkable franchise and for his tremendous support to all my endeavours. I'm sure that the team will do wonders in the future and will make every LSG fan proud. All the very best LSG brigade!" Gambhir added.

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At the same time, the Kolkata Knight Riders team has issued a press release informing that, "Gautam Gambhir will return to KKR as "Mentor" and join hands with head coach Chandrakant Pandit,"

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