Gautam Gambhir Quits Lucknow Super Giants, Announces Name Of His New IPL Franchise

Gautam Gambhir Quits Lucknow Super Giants, Announces Name Of His New IPL Franchise

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir recently made headlines by parting ways with the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to reunite with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), a team he led to victory as skipper in two IPL seasons. This strategic move was officially announced by KKR's CEO Venky Mysore, who appointed Gambhir as a mentor within the team. The return of Gambhir to KKR was celebrated warmly by Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of the Knight Riders, who expressed immense delight, referring to it as the ‘return of their captain'. Gambhir himself was visibly moved by the transition, exhibiting emotional sentiments as his move from LSG to KKR was confirmed.

Having served as LSG's mentor for two years, Gambhir played a crucial role in their journey to the final in the IPL 2022 edition. However, despite LSG finishing third in the league standings during the 2023 campaign, they fell short of securing a spot in the final for the second consecutive year.

In an emotional farewell message posted on Twitter, Gambhir expressed to everyone associated with Lucknow Super Giants, acknowledging the memorable journey and thanking Dr. Sanjiv Goenka for his inspiring leadership in creating the franchise. He extended his best wishes to the team, expressing confidence in their future endeavors and their ability to make LSG fans proud.

Upon his return to KKR, Gambhir expressed profound emotions, stating that this homecoming held special significance as it marked his return to where it all began. He conveyed his eagerness to don the purple and gold jersey again, emphasizing his to the city of joy, Kolkata, and affirming his readiness and determination.

Shah Rukh Khan welcomed Gambhir back into the KKR fold, highlighting Gambhir's integral role within the KKR family and his new avatar as a mentor. He expressed anticipation for Gambhir and Chandu Sir to infuse the team with their ethos of resilience, sportsmanship, and the never-say-die spirit, aiming to create magic once again with Team KKR.

Gambhir's return to KKR represents not just a change in his role but also the revival of an emotional bond with the team, promising an exciting new chapter for both him and the franchise.

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