Gautam Gambhir
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IPL 2024 Final: How Gautam Gambhir Shaped Kolkata Knight Riders. Gautam Gambhir’s journey from mentoring the Lucknow Super Giants to leading the Kolkata Knight Riders to an IPL title is a great story of leadership and cricket skills. His talent for transforming teams, making smart decisions, and developing players has made him one of the most important mentors in the IPL. Gambhir’s success with KKR, especially winning the IPL 2024 title, stands out as a major achievement in his career after influencing the game from out of the field.

Kolkata Knight Riders won two Indian Premier League titles under Gambhir’s captaincy. Gambhir joined KKR as a mentor just before the tournament. He shaped the team from every aspects. Gambhir was skilled at helping young players improve. He supported players like Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy, who did well because of his guidance.

In the IPL 2024 final, Kolkata Knight Riders won a big match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai by 8 wickets. KKR bowlers did great, getting SRH out for just 113 runs, which is the lowest score ever in an IPL final. Shreyas Iyer led KKR to their third IPL title.

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This victory brought back memories of KKR’s first win in 2012 at the same place, where Gautam Gambhir first proved himself as a clever leader. Now, twelve years later, Gambhir’s smart advice helped KKR win again. Fans cheered for the tough leader and admired his aggressive play and good mentoring.

Lots of people saw that the risky choice to spend 24.75 crore on Australian pacer Mitchell Starc was worth it. Even though Starc had been criticized before for not doing so well, he showed how good he was by being named Player of the Match in both the qualifier and the final against SRH. He did great with the new ball.

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Gambhir got together a squad mixing seasoned and fresh faces. He was all about staying fit, staying disciplined, and staying strong mentally to create a squad that could take on anything. With his sharp cricket smarts, Gambhir played a big role in making the moves during matches that got KKR those wins. His deep knowledge of the game and knack for picking the perfect plays in critical times were what pushed KKR to the top.