KKR will be stronger than ever as their crisis man is back.

Gautam Gambhir is back with KKR as their mentor.

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Gambhir as Mentor

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir made a homecoming to the Kolkata Knight Riders last week, as he joined the side as its mentor ahead of the 2024 Indian Premier League. Gambhir had led the KKR to title victory on two occasions as captain  in 2012 and 2014  and the team management will hope for a repeat as its former captain returns in a new role.

KKR made him successful leader

 He told that he has not made KKR, but KKR made him “I did not make KKR successful, KKR made me a successful leader. KKR meant passion, honesty, sacrifice and it meant selflessness,” said Gambhir at an event, Knights Unplugged.

Gambhir heaped praise on his former teammates Sunil Narine and Andre Russell who are still playing for the side

“Dre Russ taught me a lot of things about passion. When I talk about sacrifice, this young shy boy, he has gone through so much – reported, banned, coming back and doing the same stuff years after years. I had seen his insecurities, have lived through that. “He (Narine) went on to become one of the greatest bowlers in IPL history”.

Ryan Ten Doeschate as most selfless

“When I talk about selflessness, I have never said this in 42 years of my career, and I wanted to say this. The greatest team man I have ever played with, the most selfless human being, someone I can take a bullet for, someone who I can trust for life, and I can tell you this because in 2011 my first game as a KKR captain,” Gambhir said at the KKR jersey launch event. “We only had four overseas players available, and this man had a fabulous 50-over World Cup, and we went in that game with only three overseas players, and he was carrying drinks in that game with no disappointment on his face. He taught me selflessness. Ryan ten Doeschate. These are the people who made me the leader,” Gambhir revealed. When the foundation was based on such strong individuals, KKR can never go wrong.”

Expectations from upcoming season

Coming to the upcoming season, Gambhir said, “He (Shah Rukh Khan) told me the same thing that he had told me when I joined in 2011, ‘This is your franchise, make it or break it.’ I can assure that whenever I leave this place we will be in a much better place.”

Captain Shreyas Iyer

Captain Shreyas Iyer said, “I feel honoured and privileged to be working around them (Gambhir and coach Chandrakant Pandit). Feel lucky to be having such players playing under me. “

Chandrakant Pandit is confident this time

Pandit said the side led by Nitish Rana did well despite constraints last season and sounded confident about the team composition this season. “The balance that we have in our team, not only individuals but the support staff (is important).”

KKR launched their Application

KKR launched its app, Knight Club Plus, and its team jersey ahead of the 2024 season of the Indian Premier League. The franchise presented 19 of its players, including Shreyas, vice-captain Nitish, costliest buy Mitchell Starc, Manish Pandey, Russell and Rinku Singh.

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