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EXCLUSIVE: Gautam Gambhir appointed team mentor of Lucknow IPL franchise | Cricket News

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Former India opening batter and Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir has been appointed crew mentor of the brand new Lucknow Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise.
The choice follows the announcement of Andy Flower because the franchise’s new head coach because the crew corporations up its backroom-staff lineup forward of the all-important IPL public sale.
“Gambhir brings with him a confirmed observe report within the IPL as captain for KKR. He additionally has a penchant for grooming younger expertise which Lucknow feels will go well with them properly forward of what’s anticipated to be a troublesome initiation into an more and more aggressive IPL situation,” sources within the know advised TOI.
The feisty Gambhir is anticipated to have an advisory function within the franchise and would be the “guiding hand” in the case of firming up the crew’s plans and enhancing participant efficiency. KKR had gained two IPL titles underneath Gambhir’s captaincy in 2012 and 2014.
The as-yet unnamed Lucknow franchise, which is hoping to focus on KL Rahul within the upcoming IPL public sale as a captaincy contender, now has two senior backroom employees members in Gambhir and Flower with a no-nonsense strategy, immense tactical information and an intense strategy in direction of the sport. Each had been dogged batters of their time.
The Lucknow IPL franchise was bagged by the Sanjiv Goenka-led RPSG group for Rs 7090 crore. The $7 billion conglomerate has had an earlier stint within the IPL as homeowners of the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise.
“Thanks loads to Dr Goenka and the RPSG Group for presenting me with this excellent alternative. The fireplace to win a contest nonetheless burns brilliant inside me. The need to go away a winners’ legacy nonetheless kicks me 24×7. I can’t be contesting for a dressing room however for the spirit and soul of Uttar Pradesh,” Gambhir stated on his appointment.

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