Gautam Gambhir is a player who never shies away from a challenge. Be it during his playing days with the bat or when he defends his player as a coach, Gautam Gambhir is someone who takes every challenge or player head-on. In the IPL, the most recent example of this came during the ugly feud with Virat Kohli when he felt Naveen ul Haq, the player of his then team (Lucknow Super Giants), was unfairly challenged. 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 and scored 51 off 30 balls. His innings was crucial as India Capitals won the match in Legends League Cricket, a T20 competition in which former players participate.
During the match, there was also an incident between Gautam Gambhir and Sreesanth. After hitting Sreesanth for a six and a four, the fast bowler looked at him for a long time. Gautam Gambhir was not happy about it.
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After returning to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a mentor, former India international Gautam Gambhir said the franchise is close to his heart. Speaking to ANI, Gambhir hoped that he could perform 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 were a lot of emotions, sweat, hard work, all those memories coming back. It's a new start and hopefully we can deliver. KKR is close to my heart because of the amount of love we have received from the people of Bengal it is time to repay it,” Gambhir told ANI.
Gambhir mentored Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) for two years during which the franchise finished third in both seasons.
After clinching their place in the play-offs, they were 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 he led to IPL glory in 2012.
Previously, Gambhir was associated with the Kolkata-based franchise from 2011 to 2017, which is considered as KKR's golden period.
With ANI inputs
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