Gautam Gambhir is one player who never shies away from taking a challenge. Be it during his playing days with the bat or defending his player as a coach, Gautam Gambhir is one who player takes on any challenge or player head on. In the IPL, the most recent example of it came during the ugly spat with Virat Kohli, when he felt that his then team’s (Lucknow Super Giants) player Naveen ul Haq was challenged wrongly. That image became quite viral.
Now, Gautam Gambhir almost had another incident with his former teammate Sreesanth. During a Legends League Cricket eliminator Match, Gautam Gambhir went hammer and tongs against Gujarat Giants while playing for India Capitals. Gautam Gambhir hit seven fours and one six ro score 51 off 30 balls. His innings was crucial in India Capitals winning the match at Legends League Cricket, a T20 competiton where former players feature.
The match also saw an incident between Gautam Gambhir and Sreesanth. After he hit Sreesanth for a six and a four, the fast bowler gave him a long stare. Gautam Gambhir was not amused.
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Following his return to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a mentor, the former India international Gautam Gambhir said the franchise is very close to his heart. Speaking to ANI, Gambhir hoped that he could deliver for the franchise in the upcoming season of the IPL. The 42-year-old said he wants to repay all the love he received from the people of Bengal during his earlier tenure with the two-time IPL champions.
“Going back to where there was a lot of emotions, sweat, hard work, all those memories coming back. It’s a new start and hopefully, we can deliver. KKR is very close to my heart because of the amount of love we have got from the people of Bengal, it is time to repay it,” Gambhir told ANI.
Gambhir served as Lucknow Super Giants’ (LSG) mentor for two years during which the franchise finished third in both seasons.
After making their place in the playoff, they got eliminated by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the 2022 and 2023 seasons respectively.
Gambhir has now returned to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), a team that he guided to IPL glory in 2012.
Earlier, Gambhir was associated with the Kolkata-based franchise from 2011 to 2017, which is considered the golden period of KKR.
With ANI inputs
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