Players Lift Mentor Gautam Gambhir on Shoulders After KKR’s IPL 2024 Title Triumph

“In KKR’s IPL 2024 Title Triumph, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) clinched their third Indian Premier League (IPL) championship in the 2024 season. The team, led by mentor Gautam Gambhir.

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5/27/20241 min read

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2024 final held in Chennai. The KKR team, led by mentor Gautam Gambhir, displayed exceptional dominance throughout the tournament, culminating in their championship win.

Triumph and Emotion

KKR’s journey to the title was marked by outstanding performances, strategic brilliance, and unwavering determination. As the mentor of the team, Gautam Gambhir played a pivotal role in shaping the players into a championship-winning outfit. His leadership and guidance were instrumental in KKR’s success.

A Historic Moment

Following the title win, the KKR players were overwhelmed with emotion. In a heartwarming gesture, they lifted Gautam Gambhir on their shoulders, celebrating his contribution to their victory. This touching moment symbolized the deep respect and admiration the team had for their mentor.

Gambhir’s Legacy

Gautam Gambhir, who previously led KKR to two IPL titles as the team’s captain in 2012 and 2014, transitioned into the role of mentor for the 2024 season. His impact was evident as KKR dominated their opponents, showcasing skill, teamwork, and determination.

A Message from Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana, one of KKR’s star players, shared a poignant memory: “I want to share one short story that when GG (Gautam Gambhir) bhaiya was named the mentor. I sent him a long message, as I was really happy. But he replied, saying, ‘Thank you, but I would be happy if we stood at the podium with the trophy in our hands.’ Today is that day, and I will never forget that message.”

Individual Achievements

While KKR celebrated their team victory, individual players also stood out. Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore won the Orange Cap as the league’s top scorer, amassing 741 runs from 15 matches. Harshal Patel of Punjab Kings received the Purple Cap for being the league’s most successful bowler, taking 24 wickets from 14 matches.

KKR’s triumph was a testament to teamwork, mentorship, and the spirit of cricket. As the players lifted Gautam Gambhir on their shoulders, they honoured not only their mentor but also the legacy of KKR’s remarkable journey in IPL 2024.