Former India opener Gautam Gambhir was on Saturday appointed mentor of the new Lucknow franchise for the Indian Premier League 2022 season.
Gambhir, who is also a member of the parliament, had captained Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles – in 2012 and 2014 – during his playing days. Thanks a lot to Dr (Sanjiv) Goenka and the RPSG Group for presenting me this wonderful opportunity in their setup, Gambhir, a vital player of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad, said in a statement.
The fire to win a contest still burns bright inside me and 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, added Gambhir. Owner of the yet-to-be-named franchise, Sanjiv Goenka welcomed Gambhir to the Lucknow family. Gautam has an impeccable career record. I respect his cricketing mind and look forward to working with him, said Goenka.