In a coup of sorts, the Lucknow franchise has roped in two-time IPL winning captain Gautam Gambhir as the mentor of the franchise. Earlier, the franchise had announced that Andy Flower would be the Head Coach of the team. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Gautam Gambhir joins the Lucknow franchise as a mentor.
Gambhir joins Lucknow franchise as mentor
Gautam Gambhir is one of the shrewdest minds in the game of cricket. He took Kolkata Knight Riders to IPL victories in both IPL 2012 and IPL 2014. A successful player and captain in the league, till now, Gambhir had restricted himself to commentatory. However, he has now taken the dive to Mentor a franchise.
Owned by Sanjiv Goenka, the Lucknow franchise has started making moves in building the team. Firstly, they announced Andy Flower as the Head Coach of the team and now, they have added Gambhir to the backroom. It is also said that they are likely to sign KL Rahul and Rashid Khan before the auctions.
Twitter reacts to the development
Not many saw this coming and hence, Gambhir coming onboard has sent Twitter into a frenzy. We take a look at a few reactions in this article:
It’s a privilege to be in the contest again. Thanks Dr.Goenka for incl me in #LucknowIPLTeam as its mentor.The fire to win still burns bright inside me, the desire to leave a winner’s legacy still kicks me. I won’t be contesting for a dressing room but for the spirit & soul of UP— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 18, 2021
#LucknowIPLTeam— Devendra Verma 🇮🇳 (@KunaalDevendra) December 18, 2021
Andy flower as coach
Gambhir as mentor
KL Rahul as captain
Rashid khan & Ishan kishan in team(sources)
So happy for @GautamGambhir to again lead in a different role, man with utmost Calibre and clear thoughts. All luck to you.👏#LucknowIPLTeam https://t.co/fpBT1dYyQh— Aryan Pandey (@imaryan_1828) December 18, 2021
#LucknowIPLTeam is doing some fantastic things and I have absolutely no doubt about the fact that it will turn out to be one of the most successful franchise in near future. Kl + Rashid Khan— Jay Sharma 🏹 (@jsharmasays) December 18, 2021
Just make this happen https://t.co/v5uOfN02d3
Super Saturday for UP…..it’s buzzing….Congratulations @GautamGambhir & #LucknowIPLTeam 🏏 https://t.co/60JaPTBhkL— Gaurav Arora (@gauravbir786) December 18, 2021
#LucknowIPLTeam is looking better day by day . @GautamGambhir & #AndyFlower in the support staff . @klrahul11 @rashidkhan_19 strongly rumoured to be a part of the setup. This could well emerge as one of the strongest #ipl side alongwith @DelhiCapitals @CSKFansOfficial @mipaltan— proneet dutta (@proneetD) December 18, 2021
If Lucknow Listens to Gambhir’s Ideas then they surely can win IPL.— Cric Art (@cric_art_) December 18, 2021
He might be Jinxer and calls out for Harsh Calls. But he is too good a Man Manager.
From being most expensive player of IPL in 2011, to mentoring costliest franchise of IPL in 2022. Time and again GAUTAM GAMBHIR proves why his name is enough. pic.twitter.com/HV9Zghmd0X— Subham (@subhsays) December 18, 2021
Trouble. Gambhir and Flower both like control. For this to work, Gambhir needs to know where to draw the line, as he is the 'mentor' here. https://t.co/ALTMHG4e8j— Alagappan Vijayakumar (@IndianMourinho) December 18, 2021