Gautam Gambhir: After more than two months of struggle, Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPL 2024 title. Kolkata Knight Riders have won the title for the third time and Gautam Gambhir has played an important role in all three victories. Even though Gambhir did not play for the team this season, his guidance was very beneficial for the team.

KKR won the first two titles under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir is also one of the most successful captains of the IPL. The former left-handed batsman joined the Kolkata Knight Riders team in 2011. Under his leadership, KKR won its first title in 2012 by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. After this, in 2014, the Kolkata team performed commendably under Gambhir’s captaincy and won the trophy for the second time. He and the Kolkata team remained together till 2017. After this he joined Delhi Capitals.

Gautam Gambhir rejoins KKR in IPL 2024

After retiring from IPL, Gambhir started his second innings as a mentor. He served as a mentor for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022 and 2023 and the team qualified for the playoffs both times.

However, before the start of IPL 2024, Gambhir’s affection for KKR fans and his old franchise resurfaced and he opted to rejoin the franchise after being persuaded by the team management. Gambhir’s appointment as a mentor at KKR delighted fans and club owner Shah Rukh Khan.

KKR performed well this season under Gambhir’s captaincy. He united the team and brought out the best in them. This was the reason why KKR was the first team to qualify for the playoffs. KKR maintained its excellent form in the playoffs and the final and won its third title with an easy win.

The way Shahrukh Khan and other players congratulated Gambhir after the match shows how much he contributed to the team’s success.