Gautam Gambhir, a former India batsman, has reacted to his appointment as the coach of the Lucknow franchise for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. Gambhir remarked in a Twitter post that the desire to leave a winning legacy still motivates him.
On Saturday, RPSG Group chairman Sanjiv Goenka, who owns the yet-to-be-named franchise, expressed his delight at Gambhir’s appointment as mentor. He said about the World Cup-winning cricketer:
In 2012 and 2014, Gambhir led the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to two IPL titles. In total, he appeared in 154 IPL matches, scoring 4217 runs at a strike rate of 123.88.
The two new IPL franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, were announced ahead of the 2022 edition, bringing the T20 competition to ten teams. The two organisations have until December 25 to choose three players ahead of the blockbuster auction.
Prior to the blockbuster auction, the eight incumbent IPL franchises published their retention lists last month. The eight teams selected a total of 27 players.
Andy Flower will lead the Lucknow franchise in the Indian Premier League.
The Lucknow franchise named former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower as their head coach before of Gambhir’s appointment as mentor. Flower has previously coached England, and his stint was regarded as a moderately successful one.
In a statement released after being selected head coach of the IPL’s Lucknow franchise,