Shah Rukh Khan Extends a Warm Welcome to Gautam Gambhir, Labels Him an Integral Part of the KKR Family

In a heartwarming exchange on social media, Bollywood icon and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan lauded former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir, welcoming him back to the franchise as a mentor. The announcement of Gambhir rejoining KKR has generated immense excitement among fans, with Shah Rukh expressing his admiration for the cricketing stalwart.

Shah Rukh’s Endearing Response

Responding to a fan’s query on X (formerly Twitter), Shah Rukh Khan reaffirmed Gambhir’s special place in the KKR family. The actor replied, “Kyunki @GautamGambhir humaara apna hai. KKR ka Captaan hai or family hai,” translating to “Because Gautam Gambhir is our own. He will always be KKR’s captain and is part of the KKR family.” The response resonated with fans, emphasizing the camaraderie between Shah Rukh and Gambhir.

Gautam Gambhir, an instrumental figure in KKR’s history, captained the team to victory in the 2012 and 2014 editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). His leadership prowess and strategic acumen played a pivotal role in KKR’s success during his captaincy. Shah Rukh Khan has consistently praised Gambhir’s qualities as a leader, and the duo aims to recreate the magic for KKR.

KKR’s recent announcement revealed Gambhir’s return to the squad as a mentor for IPL 2024. Expressing his excitement, Shah Rukh Khan stated, “Gautam has always been part of the family, and this is our Captain coming back home in a different avatar as a ‘Mentor.'” The Bollywood superstar emphasized that Gambhir’s absence had been felt, and now, with him and head coach Chandrakant Pandit, they look forward to instilling the never-say-die spirit and sportsmanship in Team KKR.

Gambhir’s Recent Endeavors

Before rejoining KKR, Gautam Gambhir served as part of the coaching staff for the Lucknow Super Giants for two seasons, contributing to the team’s playoff appearances. Now, returning to his roots, Gambhir is set to bring his wealth of experience and cricketing wisdom to mentor the KKR squad.

As the anticipation builds for IPL 2024, fans eagerly await the collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and Gautam Gambhir, aiming to rejuvenate KKR’s quest for success in the upcoming season.

Shah Rukh Khan’s heartfelt welcome to Gautam Gambhir symbolizes the strong bond between the Bollywood superstar and the former KKR captain. With Gambhir stepping into the mentorship role, the duo aims to script a new chapter of success for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024.

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