And the signing from the Lucknow franchise continues. Gautam Gambhir joins the Lucknow franchise as a mentor ahead of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League(IPL). And Lucknow franchise continues roping in former cricketers for coaching roles. Yesterday, Lucknow signed Andy Flower as the Head Coach of the team. Gambhir has been part of the IPL since its inception. The two-time IPL winning captain was a prolific performer in the tournament and his numbers are impressive as well.
New franchise, Lucknow, yesterday signed Zimbabwe batsman Andy Flower as the Head Coach. Andy Flower was the Assistant Head Coach for Punjab Kings till IPL 2021. Lucknow franchise is also supposed to sign KL Rahul as the new captain.
“I am incredibly excited to be joining the new Lucknow franchise and I am very grateful for the opportunity. Since my very first tour to India in 1993, I have always loved touring, playing, and coaching in India. I will relish the challenge to build something meaningful and successful with the Lucknow franchise.”Head Coach Andy Flower
Gautam Gambhir joins Lucknow franchise as Mentor
The cricketer turned politician made his last appearance in IPL in 2018. Since then, Gambhir has been vocal analyst of the league. Welcoming Gautam Gambhir, Goenka said:
“I respect his cricketing mind and look forward to working with him,”Franchise Owner Sanjeev Goenka
Gautam Gambhir also thanked Sanjeev Goenka for giving him the opportunity to serve for the Lucknow franchise
Gambhir played in the IPL for 10 seasons. He was a part of his home franchise Delhi Daredevils from 2008 to 2010. Then, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011. Under his captaincy, KKR won the title twice. He was released by KKR ahead of the 2018 season. Then, he returned to Delhi Daredevils, but stepped down midway, handing over the reins to Shreyas Iyer. After the retirement, Gambhir moved into politics but remained a part of the league as broadcaster. The 40-year-old played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is for India.