'Fir ab usko KKR players ki tareef shuru kar deni chahiye' - Fans react as Gautam Gambhir likely to join KKR support staff in IPL 2024

Former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir was active as a mentor with Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League 2023 earlier this year.

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Former Indian opener and currently the commentator, Gautam Gambhir keeps hitting the headlines for his bold and blunt statements about the cricketers and the cricket teams. He has been on the receiving end of a lot of reactions from the fans for his statements, especially about the former Indian skippers, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

Apart from this, Gautam Gambhir had also been there with the IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants in a role of mentor. He was also active with LSG in the Indian Premier League 2023 earlier this year. Gambhir also made it to the headlines of both social and mainstream media after he engaged in a heated argument with the former Indian skipper veteran RCB star, Virat Kohli.

Meanwhile, in a recent line of events, the media reports have also learned that Gautam Gambhir is likely to make a comeback to his old franchise Kolkata Knight riders’ support staff, either as head coach or a mentor. The speculations were fueled after Gambhir met the KKR owner and the veteran Bollywood actor, Shah Rukh Khan. He also praised SRK’s stature in Bollywood, alongside his current legendary stature in Bollywood stature.

“He’s not just the king of Bollywood but the king of hearts. Every time we meet, I go back with endless love and respect. So much to learn from u. Simply the best SRK,” wrote Gautam Gambhir in a tweet from his official X handle, including a photograph with Shah Rukh Khan.

Here’s a look at the latest tweet from Gautam Gambhir:

Notably, Gautam Gambhir was in the KKR colours for a long period of six years in seven editions, from 2011 to 2017. In this period, he played 108 matches for KKR and scored 3035 runs with an average of 31.61, including 27 half-centuries. He also led KKR to two IPL titles under his captaincy which was one of the major reasons for his close associations with the Knight Riders.

Here’s how fans reacted to Gautam Gambhir’s reported return to KKR:

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