‘KKR is still 2 trophies away from MI and CSK’- Gautam Gambhir’s latest remark adds intrigue in India head coach saga

Gautam Gambhir is reportedly the front-runner to India head coach role.

Gautam Gambhir is reportedly the front-runner to India head coach role | KKR XGautam Gambhir has emerged as the leading candidate to succeed Rahul Dravid as India's next head coach following the ICC T20 World Cup. Gambhir returned to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as the franchise's mentor, guiding Shreyas Iyer and Co. to their third Indian Premier League (IPL) victory in 2024.

Following KKR's victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2024 final, Gambhir reportedly met with BCCI secretary Jay Shah to discuss the top post in Indian cricket. Though Gambhir is regarded as a front-runner for the top job in the Indian camp, his latest comments have brought a new twist in the tale to his coaching role.

Gambhir was recently asked about his future with the Knight Riders after a remarkable season in the cash-rich league.

"If you ask me, we are still two trophies away from Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Yes, I'm happy and content today. But again, the hunger is still there, and we are yet to become the most successful franchise in IPL. To become that, we have to win the trophy three more times. You have to work really hard to win it thrice. So, the next mission is - if we can make KKR the best-ever team - there is no better feeling than that," Gambhir told Sportskeeda.

Gambhir had previously captained KKR to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. As Gambhir shares a deep bond with Shah Rukh Khan's KKR side, it won't be easy for the ex-India opener to part ways with the franchise.


By Jatin Sharma - 29 May, 2024

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