Gautam Gambhir returns to KKR as mentor, leaves Lucknow

Gautam Gambhir announced in a heartfelt post on his official social media handle that he has stepped down from his role as mentor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise – Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The two-time IPL-winning captain was roped in by LSG in 2022 as the team mentor. After two decent seasons in the role, Gambhir thanked team owner Sanjiv Goenka for his ‘inspiring leadership’ and for supporting him during his time at the franchise. During Gambhir’s tenure, LSG qualified for the Playoffs in seasons 2022 and 2023.

“As I announce the end of my impeccable journey with Lucknow Super Giants, I am filled with love and immense gratitude towards all the players, coaches, support staff, and every individual who has made this journey memorable. I would like to thank Dr. Sanjiv Goenka for his inspiring leadership while creating this remarkable franchise and for his tremendous support to all my endeavours. I’m sure that the team will do wonders in the future and will make every LSG fan proud. All the very best LSG brigade!” Gambhir wrote on his official ‘X’ handle.