Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir, Image Source: Twitter

Reports Indicate That An IPL Owner Has Confirmed Gautam Gambhir As India’s Next Head Coach. In a breakthrough after extensive speculation, Gautam Gambhir has notified the BCCI that he will assume the position of India’s next head coach post the T20 World Cup 2024. An IPL franchise owner confirmed to Cricbuzz that it is a ‘done deal’ with an official announcement anticipated shortly.

The report further revealed that Gambhir has confided in his close associates about his ambition to succeed Rahul Dravid as India’s head coach. Shah Rukh Khan, an ardent admirer of Gambhir’s achievements with KKR, was also privy to his plans. Gambhir was instrumental in KKR commanding IPL 2024 triumph, where they clinched victory by defeating Pat Cummins’ Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the final.

The Kolkata-based franchise secured two IPL titles under Gambhir’s captaincy in 2012 and 2014, topped the league stage with 20 points and a record-breaking NRR of 1.428. Notably Gambhir took five breaks during the two-month IPL season to spend time with his family, indicating that accepting the prestigious role could pose a significant challenge for the 42-year-old.

Also read this :T20 World Cup 2024: Teams, Groups, Schedule, Venues And Time In IST

Former assistant coach of the Knight Riders Matthew Mott has been appointed head coach of the ECB’s white-ball side and could be a part of Jos Buttler’s team at some point in their title defense at the approaching T20 World Cup. Following the Knight Riders’ appearance in the IPL in 2021, the ECB delivered Brendon McCullum on board as head instructor of its red-ball team in 2022.

Now it appears that Gambhir can be subsequently in line. Considering his mentoring role in KKR’s recent third title triumph, the former India cricketer is a frontrunner for the post expected to be vacated by Rahul Dravid at the end of next month’s T20 World Cup

After KKR’s third IPL triumph Gautam Gambhir shared an inspirational ‘Shree Krishna’ quote.

Before the season, KKR recruited former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir as their mentor. Gambhir proved his worth by improving a franchise that had finished seventh in the previous two seasons.

“jiski mati aur gati satya kei ho, uska rath aaj bhi shree krishna chalate hain (Whose thoughts and actions are based on truth, His chariot is still driven by Shri Krishna),” Gambhir shared on his official ‘X’ (formerly known as Twitter) handle.