Two-time IPL winning captain Gautam Gambhir has been named mentor of team Lucknow in IPL 2022. Earlier the newly inducted IPL franchise also named Andy Flower as their head coach.
In his IPL career, Gautam Gambhir represented two franchises- Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and Kolkata Knight Riders. In his 154-match IPL career, he scored 4218 runs with 36 fifties.
“Thanks a lot to Dr Goenka and the RPSG Group for presenting me this wonderful opportunity in their setup. The fire to win a contest still burns bright inside me, the desire to leave a winner’s legacy still kicks me 24×7. I will not be contesting for a dressing room but for the spirit and soul of Uttar Pradesh,” the left-handed opener said in a statement.
It’s a privilege to be in the contest again. Thanks Dr.Goenka for incl me in #LucknowIPLTeam as its mentor.The fire to win still burns bright inside me, the desire to leave a winner’s legacy still kicks me. I won’t be contesting for a dressing room but for the spirit & soul of UP
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 18, 2021
Gambhir also played a key role in India‘s two world-cup winning campaigns. In the 2007 T20 World Cup final against Pakistan, he played a match-winning knock of 76 at Johannesburg. Four years later, he again played a crucial knock of 91 in a high-pressure chase in the final of World Cup 2011.