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Gautam Gambhir Steps Down as LSG Mentor, Returns To KKR
By CricShots - Nov 22, 2023 1:07 pm
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Former India captain Gautam Gambhir has announced that he will step down from his position as mentor of the IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). Gambhir, who led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles as captain, joined LSG as their mentor in 2022. During his time at the franchise, LSG qualified for the playoffs in both seasons 2022 and 2023.

Gautam Gambhir
LSG mentor, Gautam Gambhir

In a heartfelt post on his official social media handle, Gambhir expressed his gratitude to the players, coaches, support staff, and management of LSG for their support during his time at the franchise. He also thanked LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka for his “inspiring leadership” and his support throughout his tenure.

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“I am filled with love and immense gratitude towards all the players, coaches, support staff, and every individual who has made this journey memorable,” Gautam Gambhir wrote on social media.

 

“I would like to thank Dr. Sanjiv Goenka for his inspiring leadership while creating this remarkable franchise and for his tremendous support to all my endeavors. I’m sure that the team will do wonders in the future and will make every LSG fan proud. All the very best LSG brigade!”

While stepping away from LSG, Gambhir is set to return to his former team, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Kolkata Knight Riders CEO, Venky Mysore, confirmed Gambhir’s re-inclusion in the team as a mentor.

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Gautam Gambhir’s return to Eden Gardens, KKR’s home ground, is sure to bring back fond memories for fans. Gambhir’s contributions to both LSG and KKR have been significant, and his presence in the IPL will undoubtedly continue to make an impact. His experience, cricketing acumen, and passion for the game are invaluable assets that will benefit any team he is involved with.