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IPL 2022: Lucknow franchise appoints Gambhir as mentor


Indian Premier League (IPL)’s Lucknow franchise has appointed Gautam Gambhir as the mentor ahead of the new season.

A day after naming former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower as the head coach of the team, the Sanjeev Goenka-owned franchise named the former India international for the key role.

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Gambhir comes with a huge experience in the IPL, captaining Kolkata Knight Riders to two titles in 2012 and 2014.

Goenka said, “Gautam has an impeccable career record. I respect his cricketing mind and look forward to working with him.”

Gambhir added, “Thanks a lot to Goenka and the RPSG Group for presenting me this wonderful opportunity in their setup. The fire to win a contest still burns bright inside me, the desire to leave a winnerโ€™s legacy still kicks me 24×7. I will not be contesting for a dressing room but for the spirit and soul of Uttar Pradesh.โ€

Lucknow IPL team is part of the $7 billion RPSG Group.

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