IPL 2024: Gautam Gambhir returns to Kolkata Knight Riders as team mentor

Gautam Gambhir joined Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011 and was with the team till 2017.

IPL 2024: Gautam Gambhir returns to Kolkata Knight Riders as team mentor
IPL 2024: Gautam Gambhir returns to Kolkata Knight Riders as team mentor
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Kolkata Knight Riders announced that Gautam Gambhir will return to KKR as a Mentor and join hands with head coach Chandrakant Pandit for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024).

Gambhir’s previous association with KKR from 2011-17 was nothing short of historic. During this period, the team won the title twice, qualified for the playoffs five times, and reached the finals of the Champions League T20 in 2014.

Speaking on his return, Gambhir said, “I am not an emotional person and not many things move me. But this is different. This is back to where it all started. Today, there is a lump in my throat and fire in my heart as I think about slipping into that purple and gold jersey once again. I am not only coming back to KKR but I am coming back to the city of joy. I am back. I am hungry. I am number 23. Ami KKR.”

Welcoming Gambhir back to KKR, Mr. Shah Rukh Khan said, “Gautam has always been part of the family and this is our Captain coming back home in a different avatar as a “Mentor”. He was sorely missed and now we all look forward to Chandu Sir and Gautam in instilling the never-say-die spirit and of sportsmanship they stand for, in creating magic with Team KKR.”